Authors Posts by Renushi Ubeyratne

Renushi Ubeyratne

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Towards Universal Health Coverage in Sri Lanka

As the world commemorates Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12th every year, we reflect on the progress Sri Lanka has made in achieving...

Remembering Carl Muller

Carl Muller, one of Sri Lanka’s finest storytellers and among the first to receive the prestigious Gratiaen Prize for his book “The Jam Fruit...

Switching to an Eco-Conscious Lifestyle

Greenhouses gases are at an all-time high. More than 1 million species face mass extinction. Our oceans are dying. We are using more of...

Voting to Win: A Guide to the 2019 Sri Lankan Presidential...

Election Day falls on November 16th, 2019. Here’s everything you need to know before heading to the polling station.   How does a candidate win and...

A Guide to Buying Coffee in Colombo

It comes as no surprise that most of us Lankans love our coffee. In a largely tea-loving nation, however, good coffee can be hard...

The Bleak Reality of Cyber-Bullying in Sri Lanka

  The lack of boundaries in the digital sphere has become a serious cause for concern and the consequences that come along with it are...

Applying the Brakes on Anxiety

From over-planning situations to getting the jitters before going onstage to struggling with making eye contact with a stranger – anxiety can manifest in...

What You Must Know About Suicide Prevention

While awareness on suicide prevention is important to address all year-round, we explore its common misconceptions, risk factors and warning signs in lieu of...

A Guide to Sustainable Shopping in Sri Lanka

Our impact - as human beings – on Planet Earth has become incredibly significant. In fact, our actions and choices have influenced the Earth’s...

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...