Development – is it controversial?

Publicado 25 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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In Sri Lanka, we suffered from the atrocities and grieved over losses in a civil war that lasted 3 decades. But Sri Lankans were fortunate to see the end of this conflict in the year 2009, owing to the sacrifices made by our armed forces and the bold stance of anti-terrorism of our policy makers. Five years after the war, the Sri Lankan government is investing heavily in reconciliation, rebuilding and development. We're increasingly focusing on beautification of cities; getting rid...


Do one thing - Read!

Publicado 18 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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As I have mentioned in a previous post (http://www.voicesofyouth.org/en/posts/the-terrorist-s-daughter---2) I have been quite fond of reading from the very early days of my life. As a kid, I would often find a book, lay down on the floor and make myself comfortable, and I could go on like this for hours. Until I was about 10 years old, my English was quite bad and I read only the Sinhala books I could get my hands on. Things changed when I found two excellent English teachers in the...


CRC@25

Publicado 11 de septiembre de 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

Publicado 8 de septiembre de 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

Publicado 5 de septiembre de 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

Publicado 30 de agosto de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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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

Publicado 21 de agosto de 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

Publicado 19 de agosto de 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...


What the Communists forgot

Publicado 15 de agosto de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Community owned property. Collective contribution. Equal wealth distribution. And Justice For All. Justice it is, for there comes about the complete absence of inequality, and Thomas Piketty would have the least worry of authoring another book. What is equal in not always what is just, but for what it’s worth, subjectivity leaves room for the ambiguous to play with your mind. I guess this is the same with every form of political - or other - theory introduced by humans. Everyone has the inhe...


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    Studying Business Finance and International Relations. Purist. Atheist. Politics nerd. Musicaholic. Unconditional Apple lover. Interning at Sri Lanka Anti Narcotics Association. Volunteering at UNV Sri Lanka.


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