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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 -...

Protecting the Ozone Layer – Is Sri Lanka doing its part?

More than thirty years have passed since the discovery of a life-threatening hole in the sky. Thirty years of international collaboration and hard work...

Lankan Literacy – Adapting to the 21st Century

Today marks the commemoration of International Literacy Day.Literacy no longer completely means a person’s ability to read and write. This is a very base...

Breaking Boundaries with CrossFit Ceylon

Right in the heart of Colombo is where you'll find the latest addition to Lanka's fitness community, CrossFit Ceylon. Having got the chance to...