Legalising prostitution: the two sides of the argument

Publicado 20 de julio de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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One Saturday morning about a year back, I was walking down a road in one major suburb of Colombo (Sri Lanka’s commercial capital). It was 6 am and the road was deserted, far from the image of the bustling city you’d see in the day time. About 20 feet in front of me was a woman. Probably in her late 40s, this plump woman was eyeing both sides of the road suspiciously, walking backwards and forwards on nervous feet. I passed this woman without taking much notice that day. L...


Global Survey on Youth

Publicado 16 de julio de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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This is an open invitation to the youth of the world. Being a youth activist from Sri Lanka, I have always been passionate about contemporary issues faced by youth. In view of this I took part as a delegate at World Conference on Youth 2014, where I was able to get in touch with youth activists from different parts of the world, who were specialising in a diverse areas of work, ranging from gender equality to youth-led development. Taking a step further, I have applied to be...


How money should work (Rephrasing; If I was a Millionaire)

Publicado 9 de julio de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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I have always been proud of being a teetotaller. It was a principle that I associated with my life from the very young days and to this day I have lived my life adhering to it with fierce commitment. Presently, I am interning at the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association, an organisation which works towards realising a drug- and alcohol-free nation. But sadly, alcohol seems to be a ‘sport for the trendy’ in our island nation today. ‘Statistics’ say that alcoholism is on...


Why I’m proud of being Sri Lankan

Publicado 2 de julio de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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TL;DR - I do not intend to draw your attention to the vibrant wildlife, lush greenery or the golden beaches that Sri Lanka has to offer. Nor would I boast about how we fought (and finally got over) a war that lasted three decades. Instead, I want to talk about our people. EVOLVING people. I have to admit that this very subject has become a cliché and a mechanical topic for every kid who has gone through primary and secondary education in my country. In essays, poetry, speeches...


The thing about post war diplomacy

Publicado 7 de junio de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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As many expected and predicted, the resolution against Sri Lanka was adopted by a majority vote at the Commission that is for Human Rights of the Nations who Stand United. Any thought on ignoring its impact is officially a goner. They will watch us. That’s what Navi Pillay says. So our people have one question now; why did they do this to us? Well I for one have a different set of questions; how did our post-war diplomacy fair? Did we get the mix right? And if we did, why did we fail? I have...


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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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