Road to reform – LGBTIQ rights in Sri Lanka

By Sarah Hannan   Sri Lanka grapples with abiding to its own Constitution, the Penal Code, and the recommendations that are periodically presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). While we are yet to witness the full effects of a true democracy, it is of utmost importance that[…]

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Cooling off

A man attempts to cool off in Pettah on a hot and sunny Friday. The heat in some parts of the country is expected to continue to rise by next week. Pic by Saman Abesiriwardana

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President cannot be trusted: GTF

By Easwaran Rutnam   The Tamil diaspora, including the moderate groups who supported the government in 2015, have now lost faith in the administration, especially after President Maithripala Sirisena made contradictory statements to the commitments he made in 2015. The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a leading Tamil diaspora group based[…]

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Keep Cool and Carry On

Today, September 16, is the International Day for The Protection of the Ozone Layer. This year’s theme happens to be 'Keep Cool and Carry On: The Montreal Protocol' Read More »

Legal action threatened against CPSTL over Muthurajawela oil spill

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa   Sri Lanka’s ageing and leaking pipelines are wasting tonnes of oil each year, causing widespread environmental damage that largely goes unreported and the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd (CPSTL) is now being threatened with legal action demanding compensation for the environmental damages caused due to the[…]

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