[3 Oct 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]

Sunday, 1st October, 2017
By Subha Wijesiriwardena
At this moment in Sri Lanka, ‘the abortion debate’ has sprung up once again; with the cabinet purportedly attempting to pass a bill which would legalize abortions for women under two circumstances[1] – if the woman is a victim of rape or if the foetus is detected to have ‘Lethal Congenital Malformation’. The Sri Lankan Penal Code of 1883 (yes, that’s right, that’s the year our criminal law is from: 1883) criminalizes …

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[6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]

So our wonderful Blip turned 6!!! He is well and truly a BOY now!!! No ‘baby’ signs at all remaining for us to cling on to a time where there were no questions or challenges, just complete and utter devotion, acceptance and dependency.
Since my last update when he was 3 ½ years old (cos that’s how long it took for me to get here again!), he has changed in leaps and bounds – finally in dadda’s …

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[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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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 …