5000 People Spoke Out Against Racism in Sri Lanka

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
5,081 people that is. The petition was created by a small group of concerned Sri Lankan citizens, following the systematic harassment of minority communities around the island over the past few months. What started out with banning Halal food, rapidly developed into arson attacks on Muslim owned businesses, defacing of Mosques and attacks on Churches. That’s […]

5000 People Spoke Out Against Racism in Sri Lanka

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
5,081 people that is. The petition was created by a small group of concerned Sri Lankan citizens, following the systematic harassment of minority communities around the island over the past few months. What started out with banning Halal food, rapidly developed into arson attacks on Muslim owned businesses, defacing of Mosques and attacks on Churches. That’s […]

OBR in Pictures

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
Click on an image to view slide show. -Megara Tegal Meg is a member of the steering committee of Beyond Borders. She’s a journalist and a world class klutz. She blogs here. Her opinions are her own.

OBR in Pictures

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
Click on an image to view slide show. -Megara Tegal Meg is a member of the steering committee of Beyond Borders. She’s a journalist and a world class klutz. She blogs here. Her opinions are her own.

Sunila Abeysekera on One Billion Rising

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka needs to rise. The injustice is too deeply set– it’s time we snapped out of the apathy and made some noise. Investigations of the Wijerama gang rape victim is against the victim. Yes, you read that right. It was reported that the police suspect she’s a sex-worker and so her claim of being raped […]

Sunila Abeysekera on One Billion Rising

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka needs to rise. The injustice is too deeply set– it’s time we snapped out of the apathy and made some noise. Investigations of the Wijerama gang rape victim is against the victim. Yes, you read that right. It was reported that the police suspect she’s a sex-worker and so her claim of being raped [...]

South Asia is Rising

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
What’s One Billion Rising (OBR) and why should you rise? Kamla Bhasin, world famous feminist writer and activist, who’s leading OBR in South Asia– gave us a quick interview on the worldwide campaign. Video- filmed and edited by Megara Tegal in Nepal.

South Asia is Rising

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
What’s One Billion Rising (OBR) and why should you rise? Kamla Bhasin, world famous feminist writer and activist, who’s leading OBR in South Asia– gave us a quick interview on the worldwide campaign.

One Billion No More

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
One Billion Rising has been launched in several countries, and on Sunday Sri Lanka joined the growing list. Women in Need conducted a walk the same day that led to Galle Face where OBR Sri Lanka  was launched, with motivating speeches from inspirational women, street theater, song and dance. At Galle Face for the launching of [...]

One Billion No More

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
One Billion Rising has been launched in several countries, and on Sunday Sri Lanka joined the growing list. Women in Need conducted a walk the same day that led to Galle Face where OBR Sri Lanka  was launched, with motivating speeches from inspirational women, street theater, song and dance. At Galle Face for the launching of […]

We Are Rising

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
We support this and we’ll be at Galle Face for the launch of One Billion Rising in Sri Lanka. Yes, one billion exceeds our 20 million population. And that’s what’s startling. See, the UN has discovered that 1 in 3 women become victims of gender based violence everyday. With a world population that stands at [...]

We Are Rising

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
We support this and we’ll be at Galle Face for the launch of One Billion Rising in Sri Lanka. Yes, one billion exceeds our 20 million population. And that’s what’s startling. See, the UN has discovered that 1 in 3 women become victims of gender based violence everyday. With a world population that stands at […]

Sri Lanka’s Youth Plan for Sustainable Development

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
The Rio+20 Summit is in full swing and the Sri Lankan arm has taken its first initiative, in which a statement has been presented to the Minister of Environment. Post-war Sri Lanka certainly is in need of a system of sustainable development and at this stage the country has a fresh start in which adopting [...]

Sri Lanka’s Youth Plan for Sustainable Development

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
The Rio+20 Summit is in full swing and the Sri Lankan arm has taken its first initiative, in which a statement has been presented to the Minister of Environment. Post-war Sri Lanka certainly is in need of a system of sustainable development and at this stage the country has a fresh start in which adopting […]

Science, Law and Nuclear Weapons

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
The trouble with man-induced destruction is that ‘law’ cannot keep up with ‘science’. Science has no morals; from animal testing to finding cures for diseases that once were a stamped passport to the after life. It has no scruples as to whether research and development or inventions are detrimental to the world. It’s all about wanting to know more, [...]

Science, Law and Nuclear Weapons

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
The trouble with man-induced destruction is that ‘law’ cannot keep up with ‘science’. Science has no morals; from animal testing to finding cures for diseases that once were a stamped passport to the after life. It has no scruples as to whether research and development or inventions are detrimental to the world. It’s all about wanting to know more, […]

The Dansala of Inspiration

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
What comes to mind when you think of Vesak? I am sure you’re reminded of observing sil, going to the temple and worshipping, the jathaka stories, the stories from life of Lord Buddha, the importance of the Dhamma etc. I am sure that thoughts of making Vesak koodu (lanterns) at home, of the lavishly lit [...]

The Dansala of Inspiration

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
What comes to mind when you think of Vesak? I am sure you’re reminded of observing sil, going to the temple and worshipping, the jathaka stories, the stories from life of Lord Buddha, the importance of the Dhamma etc. I am sure that thoughts of making Vesak koodu (lanterns) at home, of the lavishly lit […]

Time Travel

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
Come. Join us as we take you back in time, centuries into the past when Sri Lanka was an unexplored little island. We’ll trace back to how your ancestors got to the speck of an island that you call home– whether you’re Sinhalese, Tamil, Burgher, Moor or Malay or smurf. Expert on the Subject, Asiff [...]

Time Travel

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka
Come. Join us as we take you back in time, centuries into the past when Sri Lanka was an unexplored little island. We’ll trace back to how your ancestors got to the speck of an island that you call home– whether you’re Sinhalese, Tamil, Burgher, Moor or Malay or smurf. Expert on the Subject, Asiff […]