The average Sri Lankan struggles with the day to day but somehow or the other manages to survive. No matter how hard life becomes, Sri Lankans generally have a great appetite for the news. National media is a major source of information as it is in some places the only source available. This makes state media a very powerful source ...

Being a ‘developing’ nation with a literacy rate we can boast of, it is no surprise that more and more Sri Lankans are interested in gaining higher education experience and foreign exposure. In such a world, it is imperative that our education system maintains a higher standard not only in the quality of education but also the quality of administration. ...

Stigma associated with mental disease is known to be a factor that greatly hampers the treatment and recovery of individuals that suffer from depression and other mental diseases. Sri Lanka previously had one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Recent reports state these numbers have been decreasing over the years. Some reports cite as much as 25% ...

"...I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick..." – Extracted from the Hippocratic Oath.A story about a father who assaulted a Doctor at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital after ...

Some crimes are so horrific we are reluctant to discuss them even among ourselves. Unfortunately, when issues are discreetly swept under the rug, human beings who commit such acts are able to take advantage of the ‘shame’ that society shies away from. It is important to consider whether our reluctance to discuss these issues indirectly facilitates abusers.The media recently reported ...

"There is no reason why anybody should leave Sri Lanka out of any fear. They have the freedom to live anywhere" - Gotabhaya Rajapakse.Much has been written about Asylum seekers and the unsafe conditions in which they attempt to cross over to foreign lands at great personal risk. According to Article 1 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status ...

“In this globally inter-dependent world, we must work together where we can and constructively counsel each other where appropriate.” – President Mahinda Rajapakse.In an Open Society, government is constantly evolving and is open to criticism and change; a society that is able to tolerate new ideas and different modes of thought and action. The concept of “open society” was originally ...

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