“Chivalry is still alive!” We end up fighting for my handbag. All because of a comment I made that it contained my laptop in it. He believed in being the gentleman and wanted to carry it, just like he kept opening every door for me throughout the evening. (This of course resulted in him playing the doorman for a few more people who walked ...

Is Nuclear Energy the Best Move for Sri Lanka? President Sirisena during his first official visit since becoming President, entered into a bilateral on nuclear energy with the Sri Lanka’s neighbour India. The bilateral agreement signed on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy 16th February 2015, envisages transfer and exchange of knowledge, expertise as well as capacity building and training of personnel on several areas relating to the ...

Single Parenting: For the Love of a Child Are you a single parent? Have you gone through years of trying to make ends meet with your priorities tilted towards your child and then be judged by people who think they know what is best for you, try to boss you, and think they know what’s better for you then you do, and also try to exploit you? Then ...

He catches me in the middle of my reading of what constitutes “leave” according to my office. A definition which I probably would never grasp, nor would I need to understand thanks to all the arbitrariness that surrounds it. He throws his usual starter “What’s up?” I give my standard reply, “Nothing much, the same old, work, stress, and what ...

It’s Valentine’s Day, Again! It’s 2015, and it’s valentine’s again. I can’t remember what I did on last valentine’s or where I was on that day for that matter. My memory seems to fail me of late, and I seem to live with that in happiness. At times oblivion suits me best. I believe. At least. I type a mail to him, saying I ...

by Vositha Wijenayake and Vidya Nathaniel Punishing by flogging has come to the forefront of legal and political discussions due to the attention brought to it through the case of Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to ten years and 1000 lashes for setting up a blog by the name of Saudi Free Liberals Forum which promoted free speech ...

Head Held High…Walk! (c) creative commons Sometimes you know it’s that moment, from where there is no return. You have known this for a while but you wait for that incident which justifies what you do in the end, so that you won’t feel that you gave up too soon, you did not try enough, or things could have been different. Then things ...

In a recent study done by Frances Moore and Delavane Diaz of Stanford University which focuses on climate ‘damage functions’ point to  stronger impacts on the world’s poor that will be caused by climate change, than predicted before. In a world divided as rich and poor, the study provides that while rich economies will grow well in a warmer world, ...

US-India Collaboration & Obama’s Climate Crusade (C) Creative Commons Following a successful visit to China in November that resulted in the US-China joint statement on climate change, President Obama is India. On Sunday, he achieved further success through bilateral cooperation between India and the US countries that focused on addressing climate change and energy issues. Both countries concluded negotiations on a five-year MoU on energy security, ...

One day you fall in love and that’s it. You just don’t know what hit you, but you strangely like it. That bi-polar disorder style feelings, the irrational up-downs of emotions, you live through it all. The weirdest is setting up the alarm clock three hours into your sleep to make sure that the other would not miss his flight, ...

Food security and energy security are two important indicators of a country’s development. With president Maitripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka is expected to move towards policy changes on these two issues of impoartnce. An indication of what may come in the coming few years could be seen though President’s election manifesto which highlights the need to focus on food security and ...

2015: Year of Action on Sustainable Development (C) Creative Commons The Security Council of the UN held its 7631st meeting, and its first session for the year 2015 on 19th January 2015. Addressing the session, Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon highlighted the need for inclusive development and stressed on the importance of 2015, which is a key year for key global issues that relate to ...

I recently came across a LinkedIn profile of a psychologist who claimed that she was providing counselling for youth who have issues regarding their sexual orientation. This came a bit disturbing given the existence of all the religious groups who think they can pray away or preach away homosexuality as well. One more to the list I would say! The ...

I will not write of you Cz you  asked me not to I will keep the lines intact For a novel of fact Under a fictious tag Of an amazing nag (of me ofcourse) I will write of men Of women and their men With nothing of exception But just mere exemptions In my life of desertion Of those I ...

Pope Francis has successfully grabbed the attention of many irrespective of religion. From speaking on gay rights, and being cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in improving the international relations between Cuba and the USA, the Pope seems to have made the impossible possible. His next step?  A call of mobilise for climate change. At a meeting ...

Pope Francis has successfully grabbed the attention of many irrespective of religion. From speaking on gay rights, and being cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in improving the international relations between Cuba and the USA, the Pope seems to have made the impossible possible. His next step?  A call of mobilise for climate change. At a meeting ...

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