Last week, I met a young boy who is deaf. He used a hearing device and his parents had taught him to lip read when he was young. He has come a long way and after having studied in Japan, he has used all his earnings to help others who are deaf, in training them to find them employment and ...

Have you known the cold as I have It is not the chill in the air, nor is it the lack of a warm blanket. It is the feeling of knowing you will be alone the certainty of your existence. Like the confidence that the shadows in the dark show you. like the feeling of knowing no one will ...

Social Responsibility in Universities in Unstable Times Photograph courtesy Vikalpa Guest lecture delivered at the international conference, ‘Revisiting Social Responsibility in Contexts of Crisis: Challenges and Possibilities in Sri Lanka’ at Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 17 November 2014 Vice Chancellor, the dean and colleagues, let me wish all of you a very good morning. When the Dean, Faculty of Arts wrote to me some ...

THE SIRISENA SURGE: WHY MAHINDA IS STILL WAY AHEAD Photo by AFP, via AsiaOne Two cheers then for Maithripala Sirisena whose act of resistance and rebellion is truly heroic. Why cheer at all? And why two cheers instead of three? Hearty cheers are entirely warranted because Maithripala Sirisena has produced a Black Swan event; a real game changer. Having argued in the print and electronic media for years ...

A prominent daily in Sri Lanka, Daily Mirror, discharged a bolt from the blue in the early hours of Friday by publishing a news article that read “Sanga to announce retirement”. The news article alleged that according to “sources”, Sanga would announce his retirement... The post Kumar Sangakkara announcing retirement? It’s nothing more than a rumour! appeared first on The Arm ...

Problem: a corrupt administration, an Executive Presidency that basically constitutes of a legal dictatorship, a Rajapakse dynasty with dominance over every major branch of government Solution: Maithripala Sirisena? Until a few days ago, my Facebook was filled with the usual pro-and-anto-feminist rants, pictures of far-off lands and the occasional raging Dota 2 player. Nobody gave […]

So Mithripala Sirisena is named the common candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Personally, I’d have liked a UNP candidate. But then again, it’s unlikely any UNPer would be able to crack the ruling party like Mithripala can. This is really the best the opposition can do right now. I can’t blame them. Mahinda has to be stopped. The Rajapakse ...

Mr. Maithripala Sirisena’s appearance as the common candidate opposing the incumbent president has thrown the Sri Lankan political scene into whirl. Unfortunately, all we hear from the opposition is that they are going to abolish the presidency, but, exactly how are they going to do? As articulated recently, will the common candidate have the support of the two third of the MPs in the parliament ...

Mr. Maithripala Sirisena’s appearance as the common candidate opposing the incumbent president has thrown the Sri Lankan political scene into whirl. Unfortunately, all we hear from the opposition is that they are going to abolish the presidency, but, exactly how are they going to do? As articulated recently, will the common candidate have the support of the two third of the MPs in the parliament ...

Happy belated cake day to Viroshan Tissera (singer.The Revolt) & The Melbourne House Mafia (yes, behind the masks are two lankans)…have the best year ever from us here at team yazminyousuf.lk. Photo credits: YOUR SHOT (MHM) & Cloud Attic for TNL Onstage (Viroshan) support an independent photographer by recommending their work

We’re posting this a bit late but its not too late for you to catch day 2 of some pretty good music by.. Olivier Franc from France MusicMatters Natasha Nathanielsz Gyles & Shala & Noctua

World Fisheries Day Commemorated in Sri Lanka NAFSO Commemorated world Fisheries day for the 18thtime of its’ history. The event was held in Colombo on 21st of November with participation of more than 500 people. People from 11 coastal district and 3 inland districts were among them. Several Civil organizations including farmer organizations, workers unions and NGOs were also get together with small scale fishers to strength ...

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