Authors Posts by Mumtaz Ousmand

Mumtaz Ousmand

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Lakshman Kadirgamar: Diplomat for the Ages

  Fourteen years ago this month, a suspected LTTE assassin took the life of Sri Lanka’s best known and fondly admired Foreign Minister — Lakshman...

From Chandrika to the Present: Female Representation in Politics

Twenty five years ago on the 19th of August, Sri Lanka appointed a Prime Minister who would go on to become the country’s first...

7 Makeup Hacks for Hot and Humid Sri Lankan Weather

We all look forward to fun in the sun until we’re right in the thick of relentless heat and humidity (which is Sri Lanka...

Happy International Youth Day: Youth in Parliament

  They can be a creative force, a dynamic source of innovation, and they have undoubtedly throughout history, participated in, contributed to, and even catalyzed...

Recommendations by Muslim MPs and Ministers for MMDA

Muslims Members of Parliament and Ministers are scheduled to hold another round of discussions with the All Ceylon Jammithul Ulema (ACJU) in an attempt...

Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act Reforms

Why have the much needed MMDA reforms been MIA for this long ?   The origin of Sri Lankan MMDA stems from a code of law...

Six Ways to Survive Being Broke

‘I’m broke, machang’. If I had a rupee for every time someone said that to me I would be able to afford that lamprais...

My List of Excuses to Skip Work

As the early morning rays of the sun slowly creep in through your window and you feel the cold wet breeze trying to fight...

Seven Things You Should Know Before Shopping Online

Online shopping can seem like ultimate instant gratification. While the ability to buy pretty much anything you want from the comfort of your own...

Why Sri Lankan Teachers Are One Of A Kind

Sri Lanka won its independence from those tea loving ‘Suddhas’ in 1948, and enshrined the right to a free education in the constitution some...

Not A Hand Out, Maybe Just A Hand Up

Rajendra Theagarajah is a banker with a wealth of experience in the banking and financial services sector and counts over 30 years of experience...

5 Reasons Why Sri Lanka Is The Absolute Worst

As I settle down in my  veranda to write this article I take a long big whiff of the Sri Lankan air  that is...