Strong women breed strong daughters. Sooner or later the younger woman has to define her own territory and rebel. I did it to my own mother by scampering across the globe to marry an Englishman at the age of 18, giving birth to our first child a year later.
Despite the good intentions of those who wish to create a common identity, the recognition of a person's race is paramount in overcoming the growing racism.
In Sri Lanka, an imperative to "protect" Buddhism has been used to discriminate against non-Buddhist peoples for decades. Who will come out of the horrors and misuses in Sri Lanka and Burma to return to a Buddhism that supports and protects human rights for all?
What started as a farm story quickly turned into a story about love and dedication amongst the Ceylon tea fields.
We've rounded up a bucket list of things to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in the wide world of Asia.
"History is written by the victors" is a phrase that can often be associated to a post-conflict country. As such, nations must be careful when promoting war tourism, ensuring that they do not blur the line dividing facts and propaganda.
If you are like me, you are curious about Sri Lanka. It's a far off land with golden beaches and a cuisine centered around the coconut.
As we mark International Women's Day, Educate Lanka looked to its own impact to reflect upon its role in unleashing the potential of the deserving poor, specifically women, through the weapon of education.
This article is a call to recognize and appreciate and acknowledge that the Tigers have become Lambs. This is a revolution that has transformed an armed group into an exemplar of civil society participation and with a commitment to nonviolence.
While the details of the pending U.S. resolution remains unknown for the time being, it is expected that it will once again call on the Sri Lankan government to work towards reconciliation and open up its doors to international monitors
It always starts with James Franco, doesn't it? "Pineapple Express," a Franco and Seth Rogen vehicle that came out in 2008, used "Paper Planes" in a r...
Media freedom in Sri Lanka took a severe blow over the weekend as two separate incidences involving the abuse of journalists took place. Attacks on journalists have gone unimpeded with no arrests and convictions.
Banana Leaf is a Sri Lankan restaurant in Chelsea, just a few blocks from Madison Square Garden. With Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and English influences, Banana Leaf has something for everyone -- especially pork.
"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books." The words were uttered in 1998 by the headmaster of a grade school in Bahundanda, Nepal -- that had a library, but no books -- to John Wood, a stressed out American senior executive at Microsoft, who was trekking the area's famed Annapurna Circuit.
With her father's help of 5,000 rupees, and her mother's help of 2,000 rupees (both her parents were educators) Ms. Hunniya Wazeer started her own school in 1997, in the garage of her house, with four students.
Travelling up to the northern region of Sri Lanka earlier in the month gave me an opportunity to ascertain how far along the rebuilding has progressed. My last visit to Jaffna was back in 2011, in the past two years much had been achieved in the way of developing the infrastructure.