COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dinesh de Alwis has lived all his life in Ratmalana, a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. When he was young, he remembers, he would rush outside every day at 4 p.m., to play with friends after school.
BADDAGANA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the surface, Sri Lanka's capital Colombo looks like any other fast-growing South Asian city, with buildings stretching as far as the eye can see and skyscrapers rearing up along its coast.
COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When heavy rain falls in the hills and plains west of Colombo – and in the city itself at the same time - Sri Lanka’s capital drowns.
COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the early evening of Nov. 29, Ajith Dias, an office worker in Colombo, started receiving warnings on Facebook of a brewing storm nearing Sri Lanka's southern coast.
COLOMBO, Nov 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Siri
Hettige, a sociology professor at Colombo University, conducts
surveys of young people across Sri Lanka, he never fails to ask
one key question: Does anybody want to become a farmer?
PERIYAKULAM, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At 52 years old, with two grown children, Newton Gunathileka thought he should be working less by this point. Instead he has never worked so hard – and earned so little.
KIRIYANKALE, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For four months, Achini Dinesha’s life has revolved around water – or, more precisely, the lack of it.
ADIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scorched by a 10-month drought that has killed crops and reduced residents to buying trucked-in water, Adigama’s young people are voting with their feet.
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nathkulasinham Nesemalhar took a flight from Colombo to Muscat in March she believed the boarding pass she clutched in her hand was her golden ticket to a better life after decades of war where she lost everything, including her husband.
COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Eight years after the end of a bloody civil conflict, Sri Lanka is on a war footing once again. This time all available resources have been pitched against a pesky and increasingly deadly foe: the dengue-carrying mosquito.