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

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

Minding the business of elders’ care

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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,...

Australian family mourn death of mother and daughter in Sri Lanka accident

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A family is mourning the loss of Brisbane mother Louise Collins and her four-year-old daughter Poppy who tragically died in a car accident in...

Guns and grouses

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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...

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

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

Families of the missing lose hope despite OMP being established

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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...

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...

Language issue crops up in case involving Prof. Hoole

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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...

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...

Wounded victims of Sri Lanka’s child marriage law

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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...