Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Speaks on How LankaCorps Can Aid Post-Conflict Reconciliation
Posted on June 20, 2016 at 3:38 am

Originally published on the Asia Foundation website on June 15, 2016.    On May 18, The Asia Foundation held a reception at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington, hosted by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the U.S.,Prasad Kariyawasam, as an opportunity for members of the area’s Sri Lankan diaspora and policy community to learn about the Foundation’sLankaCorps program. […]

Why you shouldn’t call anyone an ‘Oreo’
Posted on June 1, 2016 at 6:24 am

By Dinushi Bopearachchi A response to Yamu’s article, “Types of annoying Sri Lankan relatives“ For this post, I wanted to light-heartedly take a look at all the cultural clashes and quirks that comes from being a Sri Lankan diaspora. Such as, aunties asking if you’ll be marrying a Sri Lankan or a ‘foreigner’ or the dilemma […]

OSL filmmaker featured at Los Angeles CineFest
Posted on May 12, 2016 at 3:35 am

  Overseas Sri Lankan, Srinath Christopher Samarasinghe‘s film, Nazar Palmus has been selected for the Los Angeles CineFest. The film narrates the story of Agusti, a Catalan young man who lives in London, comes to Paris to hike with Ida, a young woman he has met on internet, on a European Hiking website Los Angeles […]

Moving to Sri Lanka: from the perspective of a returnee.
Posted on May 10, 2016 at 4:09 am

By Dinushi Bopearachchi Moving to Sri Lanka is a big step, whether it’s for a few months or several years, as any diaspora will quickly learn holidaying in Sri Lanka is very different from living there. However, if you have time between jobs or studying or are even thinking of doing those abroad, Sri Lanka could […]

A piece of Sri Lanka – A project by International Alert
Posted on May 2, 2016 at 8:06 am

    We are delighted to announce calls for submissions for ‘A piece of Sri Lanka’ – a photo story project designed to link Sri Lankan diaspora members with their country of heritage. Using the medium of the arts, it aims to help create a space and narrative for how diaspora members choose to relate […]

Social remittances: A critical dimension of diaspora engagement in Guyana
Posted on April 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

By Lear Matthews via Stabroek News.    Lear Matthews is professor, State University of New York, Empire State College. A former lecturer at the University of Guyana, his recently published book is “English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities”. He writes on Diaspora issues.   Much has been written about the increase in volume and value […]

The Other Side
Posted on April 4, 2016 at 4:27 am

by Indrani via Groundviews.    A glimpse of the streets we would have called home, I’m laughing in the park, climbing the coconut trees, Cycling through the dusty lanes, playing at the local spots. It’s a strange relationship: Caught in opposition of the surveillance state, And, gratitude, for finally seeing the corners we’ve never seen. […]

The Mayor of Moreland Australia – Samantha Ratnam
Posted on March 30, 2016 at 3:09 am

Originally published on Tamil Culture by  SHANELLE KANDIAH MARCH 22, 2016 From witnessing the changing political landscape of Sri Lanka to living in four continents and being elected as the first ever Australian Greens Mayor for the City of Moreland, Samantha Ratnam has learned how to not only adapt to change, but to become it. […]