Month: March 2016

Lahiru Pathmalal: What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur
Starting your own business can be daunting, but a great idea and steel determination may just be all you need. Lahiru Pathmalal, co-founder of Takas — one of Sri Lanka’s … Continued
Women Heading Households Continue to Suffer Despite Aid
At a recent panel discussion on Women Heading Households (WHH), one thing that struck me the most was an incident related by Aranya Rajasingham, executive director of Viluthu. Soon after the … Continued
Do We Need a Youth Policy?
  Onali Ariyabandhu, UNFPA’s Social Change Campaigns Assistant, attended the ‘Conference on sharing international experiences on youth development policy’ held in Vietnam two weeks ago. She spoke about her inspiring work … Continued
Yazmin Yousuf: Making a Difference
Radio Presenting is not what most young girls dream of being, but it certainly is a career option that doesn’t receive the praise it deserves. Being in the media gives … Continued
We Don’t Want a ‘Women’s Day’
  Every year around this time, the media focuses on women. This year women in Sri Lanka were offered clothes and shoes at discounted prices and the chance to win … Continued
Sex Work: The Untold Story
“Where do I start?” Priyani (not her real name) asks looking down at her hands. Priyani is a former sex worker who, with much difficulty, had managed to escape a … Continued
Amalini De Sayrah on What Love is Not
What Love Is Not   Five. It starts with a pinch on her arm as they waited for their parents after art class. Her skin burns and tears sting her … Continued
What Love is Not – Winners!
After reading through all the amazing and deeply moving entries, it wasn’t easy selecting the winner. But here are the authors of the entries that got the most votes!  
මාර්තු 8 ජාත්‍යන්තර කාන්තා දිනය / International Women’s Day March 8 / சர்வதேச மகளிர் தினம் மார்ச் 8