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...

Young community leaders reach out

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Local youth leaders in Colombo 03 have jumpstarted a community-wide effort to feed residents who have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Nearly...

Bereaved Povlsens greet ‘miracle’ twins after Sri Lanka bomb tragedy

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Danish businessman Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife Anne are celebrating the birth of twin girls – less than a year after they tragically...

Families of missing outraged

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By Easwaran Rutnam Families of the missing are outraged by reports quoting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa saying that most of those reported missing are dead and...

The day terror struck Kattankudy

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By Easwaran Rutnam The day was 3 August 1990. The time was approximately 8.15 p.m. The place was Kattankudy. LTTE cadres entered the Meera Jumma...

Battle for land reaches boiling point

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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...

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

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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...