Battle for land reaches boiling point

By Easwaran Rutnam in the North Sitting under a makeshift tent in the scorching sun in Keppapilavu is Chelliah Vivekanandan. A drain separates the tent...

Melissa Day’s tea revolution is far from over

After a year of fundraising and campaigning, Melissa Day’s efforts to start a ‘tea revolution’ by raising awareness about how many mass market leaves...

A new chapter for Green Cabin: A 134-year old family business

The early beginnings of this family owned business dates back to 1884, when two Englishmen and the late Mudaliya Thomas Rodrigo owned and managed...

Schneiderman called me ‘brown slave,’ slapped me until I called him ‘Master’

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called his Sri Lankan girlfriend his “brown slave” and wanted her to refer to him as “Master,” the woman...

Sri Lankan asylum seeker tells of terror on Nauru

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker brought to Australia after she was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted on Nauru has spoken of her terror at...

Sri Lanka celebrates Christmas in hope for stable 2016

by Jamila Najmuddin COLOMBO, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Along with millions of Christians worldwide, Sri Lankan Christians on Friday celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ...

Trinco-5 massacre: A father’s cry for justice

A father seeking justice for his son, who was murdered in Trincomalee, is a heartbreaking story we’ve heard over and over again over the...

Surgeon gives Lankan girl new lease of life

A rare case of scoliosis (curved spine) was surgically corrected in a 10-hour marathon surgery by a city-based neuro surgeon, Dr Damandeep Singh Makkar,...

After 22 years, Sri Lankan worker in Saudi receives benefits

A domestic aide who left Saudi Arabia 22 years ago will soon receive his end-of-service awards in Colombo. His Saudi sponsor, who died six...

‘My ambition is to be a voice for those who don’t or can’t speak...

Oslo City Hall seems a fitting place to meet Khamshajiny Gunaratnam for the first time. This grand 20th-century building hosts the Nobel Peace Prize...

Crawling back to normalcy

The releasing of land held by the army has been given wide publicity both by the Government and the military in recent times. However,...

Language issue crops up in case involving Prof. Hoole

N. Lohahayalan, Jaffna Correspondent On Thursday 14.12.2017, Mullaitivu Magistrate Mohammed S.M. Samsuddin declared Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole of the Election Commission not guilty of...

Wounded victims of Sri Lanka’s child marriage law

In Sri Lanka the legal marriage age is 18, but under a decades-old community law, much younger Muslim girls can get married. As calls...

Trying to rebuild their homes, and lives

It is nearly two months since the Sri Lankan army returned V. Yogeswaran’s land and house in Palai Veemankamam, about 15 km from Jaffna....

Guns and grouses

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: After her release from a rehabilitation camp for former Tamil Tigers fighters in 2011, one former member of the women-only Malathi Brigade...

Tamil MP’s family awaits justice but hopes fade

By Meera Srinivasan It was the Christmas weekend last year. Praviinaa Raviraj woke up and looked at the newspapers. ‘All accused released’, the front-page headlines...

Sri Lanka seeks ways to turn El Niño pain into gain

Rice farmer Weerasinghearchchilage Darmarathana is used to periodic flooding in his low-lying village of Galella in central Sri Lanka. The 60-year-old has lived all his...

A visionary leader in the recycling sector

Kaushal Rajapaksa: A visionary leader in the recycling sector By Ranjit J Perera His vision is to establish a Global Recycling Village in Sri Lanka utilizing...

Minding the business of elders’ care

By Nirasha Piyawadani, in Yunnan, China. Franchised facilities for the aged,  and state sponsored or subsidized facilities are increasingly popular in China among the elderly,...

Families of the missing lose hope despite OMP being established

By Easwaran Rutnam   The families of the disappeared from Kilinochchi who have been protesting for over a year demanding answers have now lost faith in...