Colombo

Notes on the Sri Lankan struggle

Police brutality and growing public consciousness during the ‘Janatha Aragalaya’.

| Aug 09, 2022

What makes a journalist?

In Sri Lanka, there are many factors shaping mainstream media coverage of citizen-led protests.

| May 13, 2022

Planning Colombo

Tracing the vision of Colombo as a garden city.

| Sep 28, 2021

Reclaiming space through art

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

| Mar 16, 2021

The season of discontent

How has COVID-19 impacted civic mobilisation and organising in Southasia?

| Dec 23, 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.

Sri Lanka: Back on the brink

Easter Sunday bombings could create new fissures.

| Apr 26, 2019

Have we failed our democracies?

Critical reflections from a journalist, an activist and a political scientist on the life of democracies in Southasia.

| Jan 18, 2019

Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis explained

What you need to know about the political crisis in Colombo.

| Oct 30, 2018

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