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Ridhmi Subaseela

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Where to Get Psychological Support in Sri Lanka

Overcoming the stigma surrounding mental health in Sri Lanka is a slow process which has encouragingly been gaining some traction as of late. “You...

A Walk for Their Lives – Footsteps To Freedom II

She poured kerosene on herself and set herself on fire. Raped at 15 years of age and knowing that she would be ostracized for...

Footsteps to Freedom II – A Walk around the Coast of...

Recently, a 41 year old father in Homagama, Sri Lanka, fed his 3 year old daughter poison and then committed suicide by taking the...

Types of Sri Lankan Drivers

As a frequent driver or user of public transport in Sri Lanka, trying to maneuver through the circus that is our roads, you’re sure...

Types of Sri Lankan Bus Drivers

Ah, Sri Lankan buses; so quintessentially Lankan yet definitely not one of the things you miss when you’re living abroad and pining for the...

Types of Sri Lankan Weddings

Weddings in Sri Lanka mean serious business. Chances are 85% of the entire extended family will be involved in the planning; a process which...

5 Uses for Baking Soda

If you go check your pantry right now, chances are there’ll be a weathered box of baking soda just sitting there. Even though it’s...

The Lament of the Dhobi Woman – Karen Roberts

Seelawathie, a young, village girl is brought to the city to care for Cat, the daughter of a prominent Colombo family. With her parents...

The Road from Elephant Pass – Nihal de Silva

An Army Officer's routine assignment to pick up a woman informant near Jaffna turns into a nightmare when the LTTE launches a massive attack...

If Stranger Things Was A Sri Lankan TV Show

First off, shout out to Netflix for blessing us with this gem of a show. Never once did I expect to get the perfect...

7 Idiots You Meet on Sri Lankan Roads

We all know that driving in Sri Lanka is no easy feat and this is in most part due to the bull-headed behaviour of...

5 Things Lankans Keep In The Fridge That They Shouldn’t

by Aanisha CuttilanComing from a Sri Lankan household, I honestly don’t understand why we insist on chucking every damn thing in our refrigerators! Seriously,...