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We must beat the barriers that hinder women – Jayanthi Kuru Uthumpala, first Sri Lankan to summit Everest
Ms. Jayanthi Kuru Uthumpala is the first Sri Lankan to summit Everest peak. She was born in Dehiwala in 1979. After her school education at Bishop’s College, Colombo, she graduated … 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
Child Marriage (cartoon)
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
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
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
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
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
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