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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...