This is a brief interview with Ms. Juwairiya, Director at Muslim Women Development Trust and Counsellor, Empowerment of Women and Families on the much needed reconciliation efforts that should take place after the recent Easter Sunday Attacks.
Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara is one of the main protagonists in Sri Lanka’s field of visual art. His art and social activism create strong political narrations and can be considered representing a cross section of the Sri Lankan polity. He invites Sri Lankan society to re-read the tragedy of 1983 Black July, 35 years after that incident.
During the war Chathuranga and Gowri were soldiers on opposite sides. Today they are married and call their daughter, simply, Sri Lankan.
Thousands of women go to Saudi Arabia and parts of Asia to work as housemaids. Some of them never return. In 2017, 32 women were sent home in coffins.
After India’s Supreme Court ruled that homosexuality was not a crime, The Catamaran asked academics what that ruling could mean for Sri Lanka.
Poor and uneducated young men risk their lives to clear landmines leftover from the war. Proper funding could make the job safer.