Stories


Value for Waste

“From my school days, I had a huge liking for anything IT related. Little did I know, of the many great things to come!” Read Suresh's journey on how he turns waste to value through HackaDev.  


Restoring Kalpitiya's Reef

The Bar Reef, a marine sanctuary since 1992, has taken a dramatic turn for the worst owing to the effects of human activity both on - and offshore as well as natural causes. Read about how the…  


Peddle Power

“I lost everything,” Pathmananthan Arulnanthi remembers. It was a bad time to be broke. His family was far from home – having to flee Valalai where Arulnanthi was born, they had settled in Vavuniya…  


Faces of the EU

If you leave home for long enough, there is nothing left standing when you come back. For these and a hundred other reasons, communities returning home after the conflict to Sri Lanka’s North and…  


Resilient Women – Stronger Communities

By now it’s evident that women are the demographic that’s almost always left out of development dialogues yet are always those who face the brunt of the effects of developmental problems. And in the…  


Sky is the limit

“I have achieved two out of three dreams in life. I hope to one day participate at the UN General Assembly and bring to light the importance of inclusion, accessibility and continue to work towards…  


Silent Stitches

Singaravel Janarthani loves to stitch. In silence, she expresses her creativity by designing and tailoring a variety of saree blouses, shalwars and bags. At 25 years, as the elder sister of two…  


Today's Youth; Today's Leaders

In 2005, Sumangala Krishnapillai’s neighbour, was denied membership in a large Community Based Organization due to her low economic and social status. In late 2005, determined to stand up against…  


Energy Poverty

Rural women adopting modern biomass technologies in Sri Lanka  


Building Back Better

In any disaster, the relief officers, military, Police and volunteers are the first responders who are dispatched to assist victims. Possessing the right knowledge to efficiently manage and face…  

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