After 22 years, Sri Lankan worker in Saudi receives benefits

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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...

Sri Lankan woman proposes to girlfriend on radio

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A Sri Lankan radio presenter proposed to her girlfriend on the radio, after Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in a landslide vote on May 23,...

Central Bank bombing: 21 years later

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   One of the deadliest attacks carried out in Colombo during the 30 year war was the bombing of the Central Bank. On...

Post war development not for all

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A mother and her two children walk along a long dusty road in the scorching sun as they make their way home. The Korakankaddu village...

A visionary leader in the recycling sector

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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...

Trying to rebuild their homes, and lives

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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....

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...

A port town’s story of myopic vision and fading development

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By Meera Srinivasan “One job per family” is what Sri Lankan authorities promised families like that of Y.B. Henry while taking over their land in 2009...

Sri Lankan asylum seeker tells of terror on Nauru

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

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;...