Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs of Asia
Posted on February 29, 2016 at 3:00 am

Forbes just announced its list of 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in Asia. Nushelle De Silva, founder of Building Bridges Sri Lanka, was in the list and we are super happy for her. Building Bridges is an arts based initiative that envisions “a safe space in which youth from Sri Lanka’s diverse communities can come together, […]

Get Your Sri Lankan Recipe Fix From Yamu
Posted on February 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

pic courtesy Living far away from Sri Lanka? Chances are there are at least two things you miss; family and food (and of course baila music, in that particular flavor that only emerges in a crowded rush-hour 120 bus). While we can do nothing about you missing family until and when teleporting becomes a […]

President Sri Lanka visits Germany
Posted on February 18, 2016 at 8:11 am

  President invites Germans to invest in Sri Lanka   “We are seeking to promote the German – Sri Lankan cooperation in various areas including energy, industrial production, hydroelectric plants and renewable energy” – Angela Merkel.   President invites Sri Lankans in Germany to return home who left country during the war.   President meets […]

Report: How We Consume News
Posted on February 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

The Center for Policy Alternatives last month released an interesting report on mainstream and social media consumption in the Western Province. As reiterated by the researchers, the Western province alone cannot be considered as an example that lays bare the online behavior of the whole Island, but it does open a very interesting window into how […]

Report on Geneva Resolution to be tabled in April
Posted on February 15, 2016 at 8:14 am

The advisory Special task force appointed to obtain views on the Geneva resolution that was adopted in favour of Sri Lanka last September will table their report in April.

Sri Lankan community living overseas to be a part of constitutional reforms
Posted on February 15, 2016 at 8:11 am

Opinions to be sought on constitutional reforms from Sri Lankan community living overseas. Chairman of the Public Representations Committee, or PRC, Attorney Lal Wijenayake said that the Prime Minister’s office said it was necessary for Sri Lankans residing overseas to participate in this. Their opinions will be recorded via video calls.

“I Exist in an In-Between Sort of Place” – Nayomi Munaweera on Life and Writing
Posted on February 11, 2016 at 5:34 am

(The following is one of a series of interviews conducted by International Alert Sri Lanka with various Sri Lankans living overseas, their achievements in their respective fields and how they connect with Sri Lanka) By Dasanti Wimalaratne   Nayomi Munaweera and her family left in 1976 before the war started but like all diaspora members, […]

The Diaspora Dilemma
Posted on February 8, 2016 at 8:56 am

by Amjad Mohamed SaleemThe Diaspora Dilemma_Sinhala (AMS)(2) (This article is also available in Sinhala and Tamil) There is a Filipino poem that says “The pilgrim shall return to his country, shall return perhaps to his shore; and shall find only ice and ruin, perished loved ones, and graves-nothing more. Begone, wanderer! In your own country […]

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