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Harshana Nanayakkara is an outspoken lawyer and campaigner for democracy representing the National People’s Power (NPP) for the Colombo District at the upcoming parliamentary elections.
36 minute ago
The normalization of violence in Sri Lanka is a deep seated social problem, says Ambika Satkunanathan, who is a lawyer and human rights advocate on the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) National List for the upcoming parliamentary polls.
14 Jul 2020
Dr. Maria Montessori’s method of education concentrated mainly on developing a child’s natural curiosity by means of individual freedom and development according to the needs of the child. Hence she prepared many activities to imp
13 Jul 2020
Corruption in the State sector in Sri Lanka is a norm and does not come as a surprise. While some State officials accept bribes to get the work done, there are those in the public willing to offer a bribe just to get things expedited.
11 Jul 2020
The China of today is vastly different to the China that I knew of in my younger days.
08 Jul 2020
Sri Lanka’s wildlife and environment are experiencing a rough patch and environmentalists have been up in arms ever since.
07 Jul 2020
The United National Party is in the throes of an existential crisis. The Grand Old Party in its present self is no stranger to crisis. But the cu
06 Jul 2020
The loss of biodiversity is a loss for humanity. When we re-examine our relationship to the natural world, we find that despite technological advances, we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for day to day needs.
01 Jul 2020
Smithsonian’s National Zoo mourned the death of Shanthi; a gift received by United States from Sri Lanka back in 1976 when the elephant....
30 Jun 2020
The Grand Old Party, the UNP is in deep trouble. The multi-party democracy in Sri Lanka is too. People are right to scorn the UNP for its self-inflicted calamity. But it is foolhardy to brush off the looming prospect of something of a near r
27 Jun 2020
inayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias “Karuna Amman” a.k.a. “Col” Karuna has got himself into hot water by shooting his mouth off at an election meeting in the East. Currently Karuna Ammaan is the chief candidate on the Amparai District list of the ‘AhilaIlankai Thamizh Maha Sabha’ (All Ceylon Greater Tamil Council). With an intense election campaign being conducted, political party speakers and propagandists are engaged in banter and riposte with ea
26 Jun 2020
So far this year, six leopards in Sri Lanka have been killed due to human activities. And the count would certainly rise if authorities continue to ignore the gravity of the situation. According to wildlife conservationists, leopards frequent....
24 Jun 2020
The comment made by maverick politician Harin Fernando, during an election rally, that His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith had played....
23 Jun 2020
The dry zone is home to a majority of the estimated elephant population of Sri Lanka. This population is scattered in small pockets of habitats as small herds and individual elephants. Efforts to mitigate the human-elephant conflict by conservationists haven’t proven the desired outcomes since most elephant habitats and elephant corridors (also called elep
19 Jun 2020
The COVID-19 curfews brought cleaner and greener environs as people moved indoors. Photos of flowers in full bloom, rivers with clear waters.....
18 Jun 2020
Today on Global Dialogue, we feature an exclusive interview with former Indian diplomat, columnist and foreign affairs expert, Rakesh Sood on India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and regional developments.
18 Jun 2020
Historical accounts of the Balangoda Man indicated that Sri Lanka had strong links to a pre-historic era. Sri Lanka’s Fa-Hien Cave, also known as Pahiyangala Cave, is believed to be the site of earliest fossil appearance of Homo sapiens in South Asia.
16 Jun 2020
Finally, the date of the Parliamentary elections has been announced. There is hardly any doubt about which party would win the election. The only doubt is which ideology of the SLPP coalition would emerge to determine the country’s p
16 Jun 2020
According to the latest Child Activity Survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics in 2016, out of the
15 Jun 2020
Idolizing the times of pre-nationalization Lake House, it was Richard de Zoysa who wrote a caricature of the late 1970s and early 1980s press.
13 Jun 2020
Mathiaparanan Abraham Sumanthiran was in the eye of a raging political storm some weeks ago due to a YouTube interview given by the 56-year-old President’s Counsel cum politician to the ‘Truth with Chamuditha’ show.
11 Jun 2020
The stray dogs at Viharamaha Devi Park have been in the news from time to time. During the curfew period they once again made headlines as animal welfare organisations claimed that a few dogs were taken away by Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) officials.
11 Jun 2020
With the unfortunate incident that occurred in Aluthgama recently, involving an autistic Muslim boy, it is important to emphasise on the fact that ableism shouldn’t be tolerated, and discrimination in any form is unacceptable. While raising awareness helps people understand and not be frightened by the disability, raising awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and educating the public in Sri Lanka, seems to require a different approach.
10 Jun 2020
09 Jun 2020
While the cause of death of the black leopard is yet to be known, conservationists raise concerns over lapses in enforcing the law on those who lay snares and traps. It is a known fact that people in the plantation sector lay snares and tr
04 Jun 2020
Wedithalathive Nature Reserve, situated in the North western coast, adjoins the Vankalai Sanctuary in Mannar District. This is a rich and vibrant ecosystem consisting of mangroves, tidal or mud flats, salt marshes, sea grass beds as well as coral reefs, which support the livelihoods of fishermen and a hub for blue swimmer crab which brings foreign exchange to the country as a sought-after sea food.
04 Jun 2020
The theme for World No Tobacco Day which fell on 31st May is ‘Protect youth from industry manipulation to save them from tobacco and nicotine use’.
03 Jun 2020
Animal welfare in Sri Lanka is largely neglected. Every year for the past few years we have seen and heard of many acts of cruelty.
03 Jun 2020
There are severe attacks on the newly appointed Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London Saroja Sirisena. There were several attacks on Ms. Sirisena...
01 Jun 2020
The Mayan civilization flourished because it emerged right next to a wetland. Taming of Yucatan waters enabled the Mayans to build a city that lasted for more than a thousand years.
14 Jul 2020