The Political Scenario in Sri Lanka: does it whither Youth and Women?

03 May 2016 by Sachinda Dulanjana

To increase political participation for youth and women within the country, priority should be given to provide grass roots level opportunities for youth and women displaying true leadership personalities. … Read more

Pregnancy: A Personal Boundary, Not To Be Crossed

18 Apr 2016 by Yasmin Abdeen

Being childless by desire is almost blasphemous. Being childless due to health complications is a taboo subject that should only be spoken of in hushed tones, accompanied by sympathetic nods. Why is it such a shameful subject in this day and age? … Read more

The Importance of Difference

05 Apr 2016 by Navodinee Wickramanayake.

Growing up in a time when our country was torn by civil war, we are not a generation which is unfamiliar to the impact and effects of ‘difference.’ In fact we have all seen it’s extremes play out in front of own our eyes. If there is one thing being born into such brutality has taught me, it is the power of those differences. … Read more

Contemporary Nationalism

22 Mar 2016 by Sidhra Yasheen

Since I’ve arrived to London, I’ve constantly encountered nationalism as a concept and topic in the discussion. Mostly, because I live in a global city such as London. I’ve woken up to demonstrations outside my window. I’ve participated in a rally on Downing Street. All of this prompted me to write about my personal experience. … Read more

Are We Ready to Heal?

16 Mar 2016 by Aashik Nazardeen

In the face of the recent HIV dilemma we are definitely ‘stigma positive.’ The sad situation of the Kuliyapitiya child [although it had a promising ending] shook the whole country. In this instance, we saw a child who was rumoured to be infected with HIV and was therefore treated with utmost disrespect. We must ask ourselves; can the trauma of the discrimination which the little child faced ever be undone? … Read more