Authors Posts by Mumtaz Ousmand

Mumtaz Ousmand

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Helping Vulnerable Communities During a Crisis

  You cannot turn your head without the mention of the infamous virus that has penetrated borders and left people in a state of panic,...

How the Nirbhaya Case Hits Uncomfortably Close to Home

In a pre-dawn hearing, the court brought down the curtain on the seven-year-long high profile case by rejecting the final pleas and petitions of...

Child Prostitution In Sri Lanka

  A staggering number of children are trafficked each year across the world and are integrated into prostitution networks against their will. While prostitution and...

Sirimavo Bandaranaike: A Look at Her Legacy

  Globally there are an estimated 22 women are functioning as Presidents, Prime Ministers or Chancellors in their countries. Although impressive, this number is by...

Where to Get A Good Breakfast in Colombo

Sri Lanka’s busy and vibrant capital is home to an ever growing restaurant scene, perfect for us lost foodies and hungry souls. From high-end...

60th Death Anniversary of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

S.W.R.D Bandaranaike was born on Janurary 8th 1899 AND was the fourth Prime Minister of Sri Lanka serving from April 1956, when his party,...

Where to Eat Crabs in Colombo

To be an islander is to be one with seafood and what is seafood without the glorious king of the crustaceans. I personally have...

Ladies’ Night Roundup 2019

As women we know the struggles we have to endure on a daily basis, from sexist wage gaps and lingering creepy glares from any...

Female Representation in the Boardroom

  From electing the world's first female Prime Minister to building up from the ashes of the civil war, fighting for Constitutional Reforms, and conquering...

From Fast Fashion to Thrift Shops: How You Can Help The...

With over 70 million trees logged every year to produce fabrics like rayon and viscose, climate change is hot on the heels of fast...

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...