[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]

‘Surely it’s a lady behind the wheel!’ is a phrase I’ve heard being used many times to describe rather discordant drivers on the road. Is it because women are generally reckless drivers or that men are always proper in their driving? The accident rate in the country and the stories behind them may actually say otherwise. Nonetheless it’s always the women that get the blame for problematic driving. This got me thinking, is it because …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]

By Sajeeva Samaranayake

Is there a deeper problem at the heart of this society apart from its Government (according to some) and western conspiracies (according to others)? If there is a deeper set of causes will we ever identify them as a society? In this spirit I am content to offer my diagnosis without delivering a prescription in the same breath.
What is nation building?
Nation building is to build a common space which all citizens can call …

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[18 May 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]

18th May 2017
Recommendations following the Cyber Security and Safer Internet panel at the Internet Governance Forum 2017, hosted by the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter on 18th May 2017
The Grassrooted Trust has been part of the National Task Force on Cyber Exploitation, set up by the National Child Protection Authority in June 2015. This task force included the Solicitor General and SL CERT. Over the past two years Grassrooted has recorded case studies and helped …

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[25 Apr 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]

25th April, 2017.
By Sharanya Sekaram
A few weeks ago – bakamoono.lk released a report entitled ‘800 Odd Criminals: Watching Porn in Sri Lanka’. This report displayed the results from a survey they conducted that asked over 800 people how they view porn online. The report is titled regarding the fact that despite Sri Lanka topping the world in the number of Google searches for ‘sex’ with regularity –  as per the law “Every single person who …