Dimithri Wijesinghe
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Mental health and toxic masculinity with Chalana Wijesuriya 

November, while being the start of the Christmas season for many, is also Men’s Health Awareness Month with International Men’s Day falling on 19 November. This year, there was an encouraging amount of content dedicated to bringing awareness to a…

Saasha Karunarathne: Recognising positive impact and how to deal with negativity 

‘Social Media Influencer’ was once a term many shied away from, with many opting to refer to themselves as content creators in attempts to distance themselves from the ‘influencer’ label and what it had come to mean.  However, in today’s…

Being bisexual: Too queer or not queer enough?

The odd reality of bi-erasure Kit Connor, who plays the role of Nick Nelson in the wildly popular Netflix series ‘Heartstopper,’ came out as bisexual last week, but not exactly by choice.  The 18-year-old tweeted that he was bisexual, however,…

Rethinking tourism – a community-first approach 

In conversation with Dheeshana Amarasekera The world is making an attempt at rebirth. Following Covid-19 and the various other crises that have plagued not only Sri Lanka but many other parts of the world (crises that still continue to varying…

‘Thank God’ premieres in Sri Lanka 

The grand premiere of ‘Thank God’ courtesy of Siddhivinayak Cine Arts Colombo was held on 25 October 2022 at the Savoy Premiere in Wellawatte.  ‘Thank God’ is the official Bollywood remake of a Danish film titled ‘Sorte Kugler’. It is…

New Generation Awards 2022 – Winspiration 

The third edition of the New Generation Awards 2022 powered by Women in Management (Pvt.) Ltd. was held on 29 October at the Galadari Hotel. The New Generation Awards 2022 – Winspiration awarded commendations to a number of youth nominees…

Recognising unpaid care work and women’s labour

The Women and Media Collective (WMC) together with the Social Scientists’ Association (SSA) organised the Regional Conference on Equality and Equity in Recognising Unpaid Care Work and Women’s Labour in South Asia on 20 and 21 October 2022. With the…

Renting if you’re not married: Not an easy market

If two consenting adults choose to live their lives together, should other people’s morals limit their chosen way of life?  Moving out on your own (unless you’re married) is always something of a prickly subject in Sri Lankan culture. Part…

TikTok Family Pairing 

By Dimithri Wijesinghe  TikTok has become a leading social media platform, possibly even the number one player when it comes to short-form video over the past few years. Even in Sri Lanka, the platform has grown massively in popularity and…

Jaffna Queer Festival 

By Dimithri Wijesinghe   Following its first edition last November, Jaffna Queer Festival (JQF) returns this year with a focus on queer ecology. This second edition is to be held from 21-30 October 2022 at Kälam, 50 Kandy Road, Jaffna and…