Tsunamis: Rare but devastating

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Asia-Pacific is recognized for being the world's most disaster-prone region, accounting for 72% of all catastrophe fatalities between 1970 and 2011, with 76% of...

Escape from Climate Change no longer possible 

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By Easwaran Rutnam  A damning new U.N. report warning of certain devastation from climate change has been dubbed humanity’s “final wake-up call” by environmental experts.  The...

The ugly side of beauty pageants

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By B. Mohan Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty contest ends with onstage drama; Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant controversy erupts after former title holder snatches winner’s crown;...

Normalisation of violence one of many effects of war

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By B. Mohan The opponent body-slammed the weaker rival onto the floor, driving him into the foetal position; the former then jumped with all his...

Fear and worries over Sri Lanka’s burqa ban

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By Shereena Qazi and Easwaran Rutnam Sri Lanka’s move to ban the burqa on “national security” grounds while calling its use “religious extremism” has been...

Tackling COVID-19 stigma: Tomorrow, that finger may point at you

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By Bhavna Mohan The stigmatization of persons diagnosed with, recovering from, or exposed to COVID-19 is detrimental to efforts in curbing the pandemic and is...

If we don’t get corona, we’ll get other diseases – Garment factory workers

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By Marisa de Silva On the 5th of October, 2020, a total of 1,394 Brandix employees of the Minuwangoda facility were tested for COVID-19, of...

Sri Lanka’s tourism: Not giving up amidst Covid-19 uncertainty

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The second-largest foreign exchange earner of the island, pre-COVID at least, the tourism industry has been backed into a corner once again due to...

LGBTQI: A marginalised community in Sri Lanka

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By Bhavna Mohan The LGBTQI community suffered two blows within a span of five days, once again bringing to the fore the constant marginalisation this...

One year after Bloody Easter: Forgive but don’t forget

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By B. Mohan The sound of church bells filled the air at 8.40 a.m. on Tuesday 21 April 2020, and two minutes of silence followed...