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Not On My Bus: Fighting Everyday Harassment

Sexual harassment is something that is no longer hidden under the rug. A woman’s body is her own right, not an object to be...

Sri Lanka’s “Green” Carbon Tax: Who Does It Really Benefit?

The Government has introduced a revised carbon tax through the 2019 budget to generate about $14 million a year in revenue. Older and hybrid...

Archaeological Findings in Sri Lankan Rainforest Challenge Ideas of Evolution

Humans conquered a Sri Lankan rainforest 45,000 years ago!Modern humans have colonized nearly every inch of this globe - surviving deserts to tropical forests...

The Eco-friendly Tuk Tuk: An Invention by Engineer Sasiranga De Silva

Countries all across the world are combatting issues against land, air, and water pollution, as well as global warming. Sri Lanka is no exception....

The Virgin Widow – Anna O’Brien

Anne Neville is the heiress and daughter of the greatest power-broker in the land, Warwick the Kingmaker. Trapped in a deadly tangle of political...

Elephant Deaths by Train: Steadily On the Rise

Over the past 5 years, over 1200 elephants in Sri Lanka have been subject to the most inhumane of deaths. Poaching, slaughtering, exhaustion, and...

The Ecobrick Project: Building Blocks for a Sustainable Future

Being a small island, we sure do have some alarming rates when it comes to plastic pollution. Sri Lanka generates an average of 5,163,689...

Allirajah Subaskaran, the Sri Lankan who just made India’s most expensive...

Sri Lankan entrepreneur Allirajah Subaskaran, aged 46, has produced India’s most expensive movie of all time after 3 years in the making. A prosperous...

Out of the Blue by Howard Martenstyn

If you ask Independent Marine Researcher Howard Martenstyn where his commitment to marine life and research comes from, the answer is simple. It runs...

Families of the Disappeared – Still Missing, 9 Years Later

Enforced disappearances have been plaguing the country long before the war started and continued on even after the savage civil conflicts were put to...

Breaking down Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Countless women (and occasionally, men!) suffer from this plight. Many are simply ignorant, misinformed or lack the resources...

“Young people should be given a space to talk about their...

A subject heavily shamed under the scrutiny of stigma and far too often swept under the rug is that of mental health. Subtle -...