All posts tagged with: Sri Lanka

Forgiving Terrorism

Posted September 18, 2014 Avatar Thisuri Wanniarachchi

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I grew up with a war. So did another 6 million Sri Lankan children of my generation. Just like most of them I've been rushed out of school through explosion sites, seen burning corpses on the sidewalks, I've waited for weeks at a time by the telephone to hear from my father, a Sri Lankan Army officer away on duty during the war. A war for peace; an oxymoron my father and hundreds of thousands other military men and women committed their lives to. Growing up, I was often pi...


CRC@25

Posted September 11, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is a treaty ratified by a almost all the countries in the world. It is distinctly clear that people and governments value the rights of their children, and are constantly involved in activities that facilitate children to realise their full potential through rights. In Sri Lanka, specific focus is given to various issues such as realising access to education and healthcare for children - in fact, access to educatio...


Helping young talent blossom - Art Fusion 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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In many posts I have done previously on VoY, I have brought to you stories of youth initiatives and considerations in my country, which are implemented to support today's youth, facilitating the betterment of the next generation in the process. This post is a bit different - it is about the older generation doing their share in helping young talent blossom. Today I walked in to the Bougainvillea Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel in Colombo to witness an art & crafts exhibition....


Young People Take Action! - The Road to Rights

Posted September 5, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Over the years, Sri Lankans have seen several youth movements which support the ongoing development process in Sri Lanka without any political affiliations or motives. These groups work on different fields, including Gender Equality, Educational development, Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation, and the whole gamut of local issues and considerations faced by Sri Lankans today. Among these groups, The Road to Rights stands out as a unique youth initiative. Formed in 2012, The...


The Terrorist's Daughter - A book review

Posted August 30, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

I used to be quite an avid reader ever since I can recall. I was in the habit of reading through everything I could get my hands on. I often sat up long hours reading - even went to the extent of missing out on my school homework because it was quite impossible for me to put aside a good book once I started reading. I was often "branded" a boring kid, because I preferred staying indoors and reading, over the stuff that most kids my age used to do. After all, I was born an introvert...


Photography for storytelling

Posted August 21, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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I had the pleasure of attending an event organised by UNICEF Sri Lanka today. I did a photo-post earlier inviting enthusiasts to attend the event, themed #Photography for storytelling, which was in fact a continuation of the #Y4C (Youth for Children) Dialogue. The event featured a line-up of interesting speakers, passionate undertakers of the art of photography, who delivered remarks and personal stories on various aspects of photography. The event also highlighted a promo of t...


#Photography for Storytelling

Posted August 19, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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An open invitation to all enthusiasts! Join UNICEF Sri Lanka at this event announcing the 3rd Youth for Children (#Y4C) Dialogue: #Photography for storytelling. This will be carried out in line with ‘Children in Focus’ (#CiF) photo competition done in partnership with Canon-Metropolitan and Rotaract Shutterbug (an initiative by the Rotaract Club of Panadura) to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (#CRC). Join us next Thursday at...


Abortion and Sex Education

Posted August 18, 2014 Avatar Piumi Madushani

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Abortion and Sex Education Sexuality can concern issues socially, economically, politically, emotionally, ethically, legally, biologically, psychology or religiously. But, however, when an abortion is done every 24 seconds globally, it should be concerned critically. In addition, the Public Health Bureau of Sri Lanka claimed 800 abortions take place every day. Recent data shows that there are around 290,000 abortions that happen per year. As I observed, as commonly persons do s...


Deadly drought demonstrates the dryness of hearts

Posted August 11, 2014 Avatar Piumi Madushani

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Having observed the deadly drought in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, I suppose I will put a small note on it as the image of either drained women who walk four or five miles carrying baskets and bottles in search of drinking water. Or maybe ro the exhausted children selling few fruits by the road beneath the heavy sunshine while travelling. Thus I pondered the uncomfortable lifestyle that declares the situation which is getting worse. Indeed thousand acres of paddy cultivation as wel...


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