The Plight of Higher Education in Sri Lanka: Can Privatization be the Ultimate Bitter Pill?

14 Oct 2015 by Dinesha Samaranayake

In my opinion, one of the most effective ways to address the need for quality education is through “privatization”. Yes, I do agree that for many critics of privatization this could be the ultimate bitter pill. Yet, I choose to be optimistic! … Read more

Choosing A Path Towards A Safer Sri Lanka

13 Oct 2015 by Joern Soerensen

Choosing A Path Towards A Safer Sri Lanka
The severity of disasters depend on the choices we make, in relation to government policies, how we grow our food, where and how and where we build our homes, towns and cities. Each decision either makes us more vulnerable to disasters or more resilient and so DRR is all about choices. … Read more

Less Risk, More Reward

07 Oct 2015 by Kulunu Jayamanne

To the buzzword of buzzwords – sustainability; Disaster risk reduction is a crucial component required to actually achieve sustainability. If youth want to call the shots in achieving sustainable development, the mantra we’ll have to follow must be “Less Risk, More Reward”. … Read more

Can Language be a Tool for Reconciliation?

30 Sep 2015 by Sandaru Diwakara

“You look pretty in Sari. The way you have dressed it, I thought you were Tamil,” he said. He was not good at speaking Sinhala. And I could not speak Tamil. Language is a mean of expressing ourselves to the world. … Read more

Young Sri Lankan Women Need to Take the Lead in the Economy

23 Sep 2015 by Dhananjani Randika

An entire nation can thrive when both genders have equal opportunities to reach the top. So, young ladies, dare to take the lead, be empowered and empower others? … Read more