Battered by poverty and COVID disruptions, Sri Lanka’s gypsies pushed to the edge

Millions of daily wage earners in Sri Lanka have been badly affected by disruptions in the informal economy caused by COVID-19. Among the hardest hit is the country’s nomadic gypsy

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For Lankan families coping with kidney disease, COVID-19 fallout is a double jeopardy

For thousands of Lankans living with chronic kidney disease and for their families that struggle to look after them, COVID-19’s fallout has become ‘double jeopardy’. While social and economic disruptions

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Is brutality of Sri Lanka police on the rise under the new government?

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe Sri Lanka police are too often alleged of police brutality after the government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa came into power and former military general Kamal Gunarathna was

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40 Sri Lankans in foreign employment died due to COVID-19

Chairman of Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB), Kamal Ratwatte said at a press conference today (16) that 40 Sri Lankan expatriate workers have been killed by COVID-19 so far.

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Six Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by India

The photo published in The Hindu shows four of the Sri Lankans arrested by Indian Coast Guard 128 nautical miles off the Kakinada coast on Sunday for fishing in Indian

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Did Ananda College principal violate election laws?

A resident of Dehiwala complained to the Election Commissioner with copies to Public Services Commission, Ministry of Education and other relevant authorities that the principal of a leading public school

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A Sri Lankan Governor wears son’s election propaganda on the face mask

The Governor of Sri Lanka’s North Central Provincial Council Maheepala Herath attended a meeting with senior public officials in Polonnaruwa district in the afternoon of July 13, 2020, wearing a

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Kagama Sirinanda Thero; a unique Buddhist preacher

Ven. Kagama Sirinanda Thero is a popular Buddhist preacher in Sri Lanka. He has a unique dialect and presentation style. His sermons contain Buddhist philosophy as well as the social

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40,000 expat Sri Lankan workers yet to return

Sri Lanka government revealed that 40,000 Sri Lankan expatriate workers are waiting for flights to return home. As of 25th June, 52,401 Sri Lankan expatriate workers have applied to return

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Mahinda in politics for 50 years

Mahinda Rajapakse is not a mere celebrity in Sri Lanka but also a true legend of the modern politics in Sri Lanka. A basic feature of these types of legendary

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