Where is justice for child victims in Sri Lanka? Three stories for adults

This article analyzes three issues that can be read in parallel. In particular, it analyzes the practical problems with the lack of justice for children in Sri Lanka who are victims of violence or abuse. It also questions the deep slumber of three government institutions that should be functioning for that purpose.

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Are more Sri Lankans leaving the country?

Media Spokesperson of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Deputy Controller, Piyumi Bandara, said, reported by The Island. She said from Jan 1, 2021, up to Aug 30, this year

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How Sri Lanka became the island of a thousand errors

You can only have a foreign exchange shortage if you’re trying to fix the price of that foreign exchange. A government that doesn’t know this … well, perhaps we shouldn’t be all that surprised that they’re also having problems with debt

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My life that is not entirely mine

This is the first of a series of writings on our life. We all like alike to peep into others lives through wicket gates. I like to watch the inside views of houses on roadsides during my evening bus rides. We cannot see the house interiors during the daytime due to light contrast. In the darkness outside, the illuminate open houses expose the family lives to curious people who sit near tall windows of buses. I am not particularly eager to put curtains to cover the doors and windows of my house, but my wife insists on them.

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What is Sri Lanka’s deal with Zuberi

Central Bank of Sri Lanka, governed by Ajith Nivard Cabral, in 2014 paid a US agent a massive US $8.5 to build image of Sri Lankan government. This agent was

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Is it right to obtain a foreign loan of $ 2.5 billion for petroleum?

Obtaining the massive US $ 2.5 billion foreign loan for CPC is like pumping petrol to one’s car with borrowed money that you have no way to pay back. Unfortunately, much of the benefits of these loans go to the rich while the poor have to shoulder the debt burden equally.

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IMF Alternate Executive Director position that Prof. W.D. Lakshman rejected

In his Zoom press briefing, the outgoing Governor said that he had declined a lucrative offer from IMF to accept the post of Alternate Executive Director, due to his policies and principles. The background of the academic shows that he was a Marxist who even held the post of Chairman of the leftist Social Scientists’ Association (SSA) of Sri Lanka.

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Released remand prisoner abducted and killed in Sri Lanka

Mabulage Dinith Melan aka Uru Juva was freed from Angunakolopelessa remand prison on 10th May after being held for eight years for criminal cases. Sri Lanka police arrested and killed him on May 11th.

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Before the phoenix nest: Questions surrounding the port city of Colombo

Vision Djibouti 2035 is to transform itself into a commercial trade hub, similar to Sri Lanka’s vision, elevating the geographical position along with China, it’s time the nation calculates its geopolitical implications before building the “phoenix nest”.

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If you are separated or divorced, you may struggle all your life

Out of the 5.3 million households in Sri Lanka, 1.3 million or 24.3 per cent are headed by females. Most of these women are single, divorced, separated or unmarried.

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