Climate Change - Its Unspoken Impact on Sri Lankan Youth and Their Role in Mitigation

19 Sep 2015 by Thilina Kalhara Panduwawala

Sri Lanka has significantly entered consumerism in the last decade. We are now very much used to the luxuries that it bestows upon us. The answer doesn't lie in forcing youth to reduce indulging in comfy air conditioned temperatures, cut down on internet usage or stop dreaming about SUVs. The answer lies in utilising that very drive to such indulgences to mitigate climate change. … Read more

30 Years On… Are We Safer Today?

18 Sep 2015 by Dhanushki Abhayaratne

30 years ago, in 1985, we were shocked by the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer. Today, we mark the 30th anniversary since the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was agreed upon. 30 years on, the question remains, are we safer today? … Read more

Atonement: will youth be bound by this?

08 Sep 2015 by Ruwini Kodippili

Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and vehicles speeding along, I realised a new day has dawned; not just a new day for me, but a new day for the entire country. … Read more

Peace, Reconciliation and the Sri Lankan Youth

03 Sep 2015 by Rangana Hettiarachchi

It seemed tragic to me how racist and opportunistic politics seemed again and again to supersede the concept of us all being Sri Lankan. After going through nearly 30 years of a violent and bloody war, do we still need to confine ourselves to the concept of ‘race’? … Read more

Give Youth the Benefit of the Doubt

02 Sep 2015 by Joanne Kotelawala

"Young people live in a bubble. They do not know what is happening around them and show little concern or care.” This is a recurring comment of many adults today and, dare I say, even some youth. Why is there such a blatant disconnect? … Read more