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In Conversation with Professor Daya Amarasekara

The New President’s Priorities

Prof. Amarasekara says the new president faces the challenge of winning back the trust of minority communities.

A Statement from the Former PM while in Office

“We Will Pass the New Constitution”

“We will adopt the new constitution and implement it to solve all the problems of all people. We will implement it with the support of the TNA,” former PM


“We focus our attention on preventing conflict where it occurs. Our aim is to bring about harmony between races,” says Renuka Maliyagoda of the Kandy Inter Religious Committee


Chairman of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress, Narah T. Arulkanth on the need for national development with the entire country on board.   


A story of recovery and resilience from the people of Pasikudah

In Conversation with Gamini Jayaweera

Building a Society That Accepts Diversity

“Extremism is always nourished by other forms of extremism. When ordinary people suffer because of acts of extremists, they too tend to lean towards extremism.” This is Gamini Jayaweera’s interview with The Catamaran.

Talking to Dilmi Fathima

Bonding Hearts with Kind Words

The Catamaran recently spoke with Dilmi Fathima, a Muslim seamstress from Kurunegala who makes clothes for the Sinhala women in her community. Her work has become the glue that bonds her community together despite racial and religious differences among her and her clientele.

Finding Peace in Divinity

Looking Beyond the Issues of Man

The Catamaran looked to leaders and followers from various walks of faith to gather their views on reconciling as a nation, following the ethnic unrest post Easter Sunday attacks.

In Conversation with Shabir Mohammed

Religious Extremism Is Not Tolerated

Shabir Mohammed, leader of Dawoodi Bohra community and a chief organizer of the Ashara Mubaraka festival joined The Catamaran for a discussion on the significance of the festival post Easter Sunday Attacks.