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Natural Disasters Take Much Away From Us

Our Humanity Was Not Carried Off in the Floods

They knew that swimming in the floods that took even massive tuskers away was not an easy feat. But they had no alternative but to jump into the flooded waters to save the lives of people marooned inside a bus in the floods.

In Conversation with Dr Mohammed Buhari Mohammed Ajvad.

Reconciliation happens when we understand each other.

“We build up social relationships by understanding each other. I think then we do not need building reconciliation anew,” says Dr Mohammed Buhari Mohammed Ajvad. Dr. Ajvad was born in the Ottamavadi village in Valachchenai and is married to Konara Mudiyanselage Rukma Maithri Kumari Pamunuwa.  Dr. Ajvad met Rukma when he was serving as a […]

Just one shirt for the whole year

Free uniforms?

“If not for the free uniform provided by the state, it’s a fact that many children would be deprived of an education,”

Words that brought me back to life:

“Your baby is alive!”

Latha lost 4 children and her husband in the 2004 Tsunami. This is her story.

Excelling without Special Needs Assistance

This Young Girl is an Example to Us All

A young goat herder from Batticaloa is in need of special needs but excels without it


The Root of Our Problems

How reconciliation prevails in the town of Akurana after the Easter Sunday Attacks

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.