[22 Aug 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
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“Rosy lost because not enough women voted for her.”
Rickshaw Driver truisms are difficult to unravel. Yes, Rosy lost because not enough women voted for her. Broadcasters, press and social media is currently alive with opinions, poetry and prose on our new government. We love a good election in this country. The tight ones. The down to the wire ones. The drunken dreamy ones. Still, some herald freedom, and others, enslavement. Depends on where you were …

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[19 Aug 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
International Women's Day Colombo - 2013
(C) Grassrooted

ලොව බොහෝ සුන්දර දේවල් අප සමාජය විසින් සමානකොට ඇත්තේ කාන්තාවටය. උදාහරණයක් වශයෙන් මේ මහා පොලොව, පොහෝදා පායන පුරහඳ හා සොබාදහමේ තුරුලතා ඇලදොළ ගංගා මහා සමුදුර උදාහරණ වශයෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කල හැකි අතර ලොව ප්‍රකට කලාකරුවන් කාන්තාව දුටුවේ ඉතා අනර්ඝ කළා අංගයක් නැතිනම් කලා නිර්මාණයක් ලෙසිනි. එපමණක් නොව ලොව පහළ වූ  ඇතැම් මහා දාර්ශනිකන් සහ ශාස්තෘ වරුන් පවා කාන්තාව හට ඉතා උසස් ස්ථානයක් ලබාදී ඇත. නිදසුනක් වශයෙන් බුදු රජාණන්වහන්සේ විසින් දෙවන බුදුන් ලෙස අම්මා හඳුන්වා දීම පෙන්වා …

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Ideal Penis

On Sunday we sat down with the cast of the Irish Curse.  Five men. Five small penises. Five perspectives on life. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s very, very real. Some of us watching this play will no doubt identify with what is being said, for at some point, perhaps as a testosterone riddled teenager, we’ve measured length and girth. We may have even compared notes. We would’ve, should’ve, and could’ve have lied of course… but …

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[21 May 2015 | One Comment | Posted by ]
rape

The title of this post is the title of a poem written by Shamila Daluwatta, a vocal activist for the rights of women and girls in Sri Lanka. The horrific news from the North of another gang rape in just three months, has forced us once again to review who we are as a people. The gang rape in Mannar in March was contested, the evidence was questioned, even by rights activists in Colombo, perhaps seeking …