Reclaiming space through art

How a group from Colombo resists gentrification through art, archiving and activism.

| Mar 16, 2021

Sri Lanka’s constitutional ping-pong

The 20th Amendment in historical perspective.

| Sep 25, 2020

The long wait for justice

On the chronic failures of criminal justice in Sri Lanka.

| Aug 07, 2020

Vanni: A graphic history

A recent graphic novel highlights the human cost of Sri Lanka’s civil war.

| Jun 16, 2020

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

| Apr 03, 2020

Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka

A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.

| Feb 25, 2020

Losing a home in Colombo and Lahore

Working-class communities struggle to lead ‘grievable’ lives within state-led redevelopments of their cities.

The marriages in-between

A review of Sidharthan Maunaguru’s 'Marrying for a Future: Transnational Sri Lankan Tamil Marriages in the Shadow of War'.

| Jan 29, 2020

Attesting the ‘wounded land’

A review of 'Then There Were No Witnesses' by Ahilan, translated by Geetha Sukumaran.

| Jan 27, 2020

All the presidential men

Sri Lanka's presidential elections in memes.

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