Wings: the story of the Sunera Foundation
Activists / Aid Workers / Artists / Playwrights / Publications

Wings: the story of the Sunera Foundation

 ‘Here, the legless walked tall; the blind pointed that we may see; the armless embraced us warmly and those in their wheelchairs told us of the wheels of life, of this spinning world and how they could steer over the rainbow where they, the butterflies would waft on wings of art and song.’ –          Carl … Continue reading

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Founded 30 years ago, Sri Lanka’s Mercedes-Benz Club is one of the oldest and most active in the region. It is unique in more ways than one: over the three decades of its existence, its members have championed a club that celebrates the marque and then goes beyond it, creating a community of car enthusiasts which spans generations. Continue reading

A Pillar Of Sri Lanka’s Economy, Garment Workers Ostracised After A Covid Outbreak At A Factory
Businesspeople / Huffpost / Politicians / Researchers

A Pillar Of Sri Lanka’s Economy, Garment Workers Ostracised After A Covid Outbreak At A Factory

Colombo, SRI LANKA — On October 4 this year, a 39-year-old woman from the Brandix garment factory in Minuwangoda tested positive for COVID-19.  By October 13, Brandix, which makes garments for global brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Gap and Marks & Spencer, was at the heart of an expanding cluster of over 1,500 cases.  Garment workers were … Continue reading

Dead Men Walking
The Caravan / Writers

Dead Men Walking

WHEN WE MEET MAALI ALMEIDA—an intrepid photojournalist and the protagonist of Shehan Karunatilaka’s Chats with the Dead, published earlier this year—he is recently dead. The novel is set in 1989, a time Karunatilaka chose because it was what he calls a “perfect storm of terrors.” The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Sri Lankan army, Indian … Continue reading

Yuti Magazine: An Archive
Yuti

Yuti Magazine: An Archive

Today, I found a bunch of old Yuti  magazines at the bottom of a box. I’m proud of the work we did on them – generating trilingual educational content for children was fun and challenging. We worked with some incredible artists, photographers and writers, and you’ll see that the results were unlike any other magazine … Continue reading

Hasini, Malathi and Sharni: 70 years of Sri Lankan independence
Academics / Anthropologists / Archivists / Photographers / The Sunday Times

Hasini, Malathi and Sharni: 70 years of Sri Lankan independence

Archive of Memory, launched this month, is made up of voices from across seven decades of independence. In the introduction to the book – edited and curated by Malathi de Alwis and Hasini Haputhanthri, with the accompanying photographs by Sharni Jayawardena – the editors note that the publication is as representative of the diversity of … Continue reading