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Sri Lanka’s Most Obscure and Puzzling Laws

Sri Lanka’s legal system is plagued by many loopholes. As much as our island’s laws have been the source of public order and stability,...

Pulse Reflects: The Absence of a Cabinet Ministry for Women’s Affairs

The decision to withdraw the Cabinet Ministry of Women and Child Affairs after the recent Parliamentary elections aroused public outrage following a Gazette notification...

Celebrating Yalpanam: A Journey through Jaffna’s Rich Legacy

  Jaffna, the bastion of Hindu-Tamil heritage, located on the Northern tip of Sri Lanka, is a region of timeless beauty and poetic charm. Before...

Sri Lanka’s Substandard Pet Shops Need to Go – Here’s why

Stacks of small wire-bottom cages by the roadside – loaded with commercially bred pets packed like sardines in a poorly maintained space – is...

Who’s the Fairest of Them All? | On Colourism in Sri...

    Colourism pervades Sri Lankan society in the most subliminal ways, as beauty continues to be equated with fairer skin. From billboards advertising the ultimate...

Protecting Sri Lanka’s Wildlife: An Uphill Battle

Marco Polo, a famed 13th-century traveller, was certainly not overstating when he described Sri Lanka as “the most beautiful island in the world.” From...

The Extent of Food Security in Sri Lanka

Despite becoming an upper middle-income country in 2019, Sri Lanka still bears the triple burden of health conditions relating to underweight and overweight in...

Menstruation Matters: Your Period-Related Questions, Answered

  Where can I buy period supplies during curfew? Why are my periods irregular? Are there ways to consult a doctor online? How do I...

Being Queer in Quarantine

  With insights from LGBTQ+ activists Aritha Wickramasinghe, Equality Director of iProbono and Kiruthika Thurairajah an independent consultant, Pulse explored the conversation surrounding the legal...

Spicing Up Your Sex Life: Intercourse vs. Outercourse

Of the many ways to spice up your sex life, outercourse or ‘non-penetrative sex’ is considered an important and much needed component that leads...

Spicing Up Your Sex Life While in Quarantine

  Your questions on bringing the spice back to your sex life have been answered! Venerologist Dr. Prageeth Premadasa and Writer, Journalist and Activist Nadeesha...

Upkeeping Job Morale in Times of Crisis

  As workplaces adjust to the strange new ‘normal’ associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, we consulted with Management Psychologist, Iranjali Abeyratne for recommendations on how...