Stories

Acute stroke – in a nutshell 

By Dr. Dineshani Hettiarachchi Sirisena Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity the world over. One in four people have a lifetime risk of developing a stroke. Identifying that there is a gap in stroke awareness among the…

HEC and the global stage: ‘Being adaptable is key because then you can win’

In conversation with Dr. Tempe Adams of Elephants Without Borders on global HEC There is a lot to be said about Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) in the Sri Lankan context. Despite best efforts, strategies to mitigate HEC often prove ineffective and…

Aarya by Indi

A fashion proposal for all Sri Lankan women The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), or Town Hall as most people know it, came alive with a burst of colourful energy on the night of 18 November when leading Sri Lankan designer…

Plagiarism in creative writing: How original can original be?

The Sri Lankan literary community (and the wider public) rejoiced last month with the happy news that the Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka had won the Booker Prize for his novel ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,’ which explores life…

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,…

A mindful partnership for a stronger environmental future

Hemas Holdings and WNPS partner on a broader environmental agenda Sri Lanka is bountiful in many things, not least of which is its biodiversity. It is home to over 350 endemic species covering the gamut of plant and animal kingdoms.…

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…

‘Live and Let Live’ A new approach to Human-Elephant Conflict

Every year, approximately 350 Sri Lankan elephants die. This works out to roughly an elephant a day. This is an average figure, of course, but 2019 saw the highest number of elephant deaths ever reported, with 405 deaths. For 2022,…

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…