Month: October 2016

Youth
Digging into the Global Youth Development Index (YDI); can we celebrate?
We tend to think that Sri Lanka performs fairly well in terms of education, health and well-being. But the YDI ranks Sri Lanka 108 in education and 95 in health...Continued
Women
Story of a Colombo Single Mom
For the other women who are married and think single women are all out to get your husbands, think again. If you are not happy in your marriage, somebody else...Continued
Single mothers in female headed households
Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war is an important factor which has contributed to the upward trend in Female Headed Households, particularly in the Northern and Eastern provinces of the country. Currently, … Continued
Whose UN is it anyway?
There are many people in this country who think United Nations Organization is their enemy. They say UN is imperialist, pro-west, anti-Sri Lanka, conspiracy and so forth. All know that … Continued
Why is data so important in journalism?
One of Mark Twain’s cliche but brainy quote is “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Many who quote this to ridicule statistics ignore the fact that … Continued
Women
Eighteen years old Sri Lankan woman Ramya Kanthi, a late mother of four babies
She died after giving birth to triplets. Doctors operated a cesarean section doubting she had twins needed to be saved through urgent premature delivery. However, Ramya could not survive the...Continued
Youth
Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress
October 11 was the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme was “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Data Movement” which means that what counts for girls … Continued