Authors Posts by Renushi Ubeyratne

Renushi Ubeyratne

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Understanding Self-Harm

Trigger warning: Sections of this article contain information on self-harm that may be sensitive to some readers.   A “choice”, an “addiction”, “a way out” out...

On Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Understanding the costs and seeking...

Unwanted sexual advances, abusive emails and obscene gestures and remarks are part of a silent plague that continues to corrupt workplaces and perpetuate gender...

“My parents won’t like it:” Treatment for Mental Health and the...

So many adolescents are at the receiving end of phrases like “it’s all in your head,” “just snap out of it” and “stop feeling...

The Power of Parenthood: Why love and nurturing matter in early...

A viral video making the rounds on social media these days, of a father engaged in deep unintelligible conversation with his baby, sends a...

Play – A Guide to Leisure Time with Your Child

Here’s a riveting fact: The pace at which a baby’s brain develops within his/her first 1000 days are the fastest they ever experience in...

Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding

Of the many gifts you can give a newborn, breastfeeding is one of the most precious ways to begin.  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...

Google Bans Huawei: What does this mean for Huawei Users?

The US-China Trade War has reached new heights: Google’s recent ban on Huawei phones has left users confused as to it what it means...

Living in the Current State of Emergency

Nobody likes living in fear. Being prepared, extending your cooperation whenever necessary and being vigilant at all times are tremendously important during a time...

Workers’ Rights You May Not Know You Had

Labour regulations guarantee the protection of workers from possible wrongdoings by employers. They also protect employees from several other threats, in addition to maintaining...

How to end the Fake News Cycle

The recent “fake news” epidemic seems to have only increased following the terror attacks that shook the island a few days ago, despite several...

Coping after a Crisis: Reducing Mental Distress following the Terror Attacks

The Easter Sunday terror attacks that shook the island on April 21st have left behind a nation of fear, panic and uncertainty. While the...

Avurudu Games: The Well-known and the Forgotten

Most Lankans across the isle look forward to the festive spirit, prosperity, and good cheer that the month of April brings. The Sinhala and...