A Micro Problem with a Macro Effect

04 Nov 2015 by Natasha Fernando

Very few will dispute that the ocean is beautiful, with its many fish in different and vibrant colours. The beauty of it all is astounding. However, not many people give much thought to the destruction that is brewing, invisible to the naked eye. … Read more

Why Are We So Resistant to Equality? / This Is Not a Battle of the Sexes

28 Oct 2015 by Prashani Dias

1 in 3 women in Sri Lanka have faced violence at some instance in their lives. My aim in stating these facts is not to heap blame on men or boys – it’s to note that violence against women is pervasive, irrespective of class, ethnicity or race. … Read more

Saving Youth for the Future

21 Oct 2015 by Anuradha Fonseka

How does a 9th grader gets addicted to drugs and break into houses in order to find money to buy drugs? What kind of childhoods did they have and why didn't their parents or teachers notice them using drugs? … Read more

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