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Fatimah of Puttalam
She was a child And she was also a bride She was a child For a man to rape in bed She was a child And she was pregnant in … Continued
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Women-headed Households
Youth
UN committee re-affirms adolescents’ autonomy, reproductive self-determination and capacity to access sexual and reproductive health services and information
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State … Continued
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For ‘Mind and Soul’: Sri Lanka Eases Way To Legal Recognition of Transgender People
(Nirasha Piyawadani, Global Press Journal) Bhoomi Harendran, 26, has begun hormonal therapy to physically change her gender to reflect a woman’s anatomy. She has had regular consultations with a psychiatrist … Continued

YOUTH

Youth
UN committee re-affirms adolescents’ autonomy, reproductive self-determination and capacity to access sexual and reproductive health services and information
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State … Continued
Youth
Is Sri Lanka seeing an upsurge of teenage pregnancies?
The latest incident was reported from a major hospital in the island (the name of the hospital is withheld on ethical grounds). A 12-year-old girl who is now seven months...Continued
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Elections and Youth Participation in Sri Lanka
The translation of the article submitted by Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe to the collection of articles published by the Election Commission to mark the 85th anniversary of the universal franchise of...Continued
Youth
Education and the development opportunities of Sri Lanka
In the finance sector, the time taken to double the knowledge is 18 years. In marketing, it is eight years. But for the IT industry the time needed to double...Continued

WOMEN

Women
Fatimah of Puttalam
She was a child And she was also a bride She was a child For a man to rape in bed She was a child And she was pregnant in … Continued
Women
Women-headed Households
Women
In Sri Lanka,128 killed, 122 disappeared due to natural disasters in 2016
A report submitted by the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka to the parliament indicates that 128 persons have been killed and further 122 have been disappeared due to natural … Continued
Women
Issues in labour force participation in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a country which has a very high unemployment rate. The overall unemployment is 45% whereas female unemployment rate is 65%. “Sri Lanka needs to get more people … Continued

ELDERLY

Elderly
Fertility and nuptiality of Sri Lanka
“Sri Lanka is the only country of South Asia where the mean age of marriage is decreasing. Teenage pregnancies are also on the rise there,” United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri … Continued
Elderly
I have to work even though I cannot, my son
I saw this elderly woman while I and my friend Sajeewa Chamikara were traveling in Kaludiyaalla area in Monaragala district to look into a land issue of the people of … Continued
Elderly
What can we offer to ageing Somalatha of Sri Lanka?
  Somalatha is a rural woman who lives in a border village in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. She is a 54-year old rubber factory worker. “Rubber prices have … Continued
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Demographic Dividend: How much time is left for Sri Lanka?
The year 1992 marked something significant in Sri Lanka. For the first time that year, our working age population began to outnumber those who are statistically considered as outside the … Continued

OTHER

For ‘Mind and Soul’: Sri Lanka Eases Way To Legal Recognition of Transgender People
(Nirasha Piyawadani, Global Press Journal) Bhoomi Harendran, 26, has begun hormonal therapy to physically change her gender to reflect a woman’s anatomy. She has had regular consultations with a psychiatrist … Continued
A classic example for alacrity in Sri Lanka’s health sector
However, if the virus was to enter the key population networks like female sex workers, men who have sex with men, ‘beach boys’, and injection drug users that engage in...Continued
The new debate in Sri Lankan media on homosexuality
(Cartoonist Gihan de Chickera portrays the brain on the left as homosexual and the brain on the right as homophobic in the above displayed cartoon.) Sri Lanka government’s recent moves … Continued
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