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Renushi Ubeyratne

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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...

How to Deal with Job Insecurity

  At a time when Covid-19 takes its toll on the global economy and on our livelihoods, job insecurity becomes yet another distressing addition to...

Surviving COVID-19: Lankans Share Their Stories

  As our island nation finds herself in the midst of combating an increasingly complex public health crisis, Pulse decided to capture the widespread impact...

A Guide to Rationing Your Goods

While there is no reason to panic over the availability, access to and utilization of food in Sri Lanka at the moment, the stability...