• The Burning Wreckage of Sri Lanka’s Maritime Dreams

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    The Burning Wreckage of Sri Lanka’s Maritime Dreams

    It has been over two months since the MV Xpress pearl disaster; however, the story is still in the news despite the fact that disasters in Sri Lanka are usually forgotten within weeks. By late July 2021, the government’s sole focus seemed to be on obtaining adequate compensation from the MV Xpress Pearl owners and…

  • A fawn named Scuba…

    A fawn named Scuba…

    Sri Lankan Navy Dockyard has a story to tell. A gigantic 850-acre naval establishment, it has seen many sunny days, and weathered many gloomy ones, since the British Colonial Era.   From tales of yore combating many enemy ships and the heroism of the Sri Lankan Navy comrades who sacrificed their lives at sea to…

  • Excluding More Than It Prohibits

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    Excluding More Than It Prohibits

    Sri Lanka is far behind the bandwagon when it comes to protecting the environment, with our earliest attempts to regulate the use of polythene and single-use plastic only dating back to 2007, five years after the first ban was put into effect by our fellow South Asian country Bangladesh.  Since then, plastic regulation has been…

  • The Brackish Waters of Negombo

    The Brackish Waters of Negombo

    The magnificent waters of the Negombo Lagoon are a natural phenomenon of the Indian Ocean and the flowing freshwater that starts from the Kegalle District, nourishing Attanagalu Oya and Dandugam Oya. This spectrum makes it the brackish waters of Negombo. So, what better introduction could there be to this spectacle? A unique one of a…

  • Sail In Luxury Beyond the Horizon

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    Sail In Luxury Beyond the Horizon

    Sri Lanka is first and foremost an island. As with most islands, Sri Lanka too can bear over 90% of the country’s upkeep via its treasure trove of ocean resources. One of the greatest income generators for the country was tourism, until the COVID-19 pandemic hit on a global scale, upending many economies, and it…

  • Our Beautiful Ocean, Our Greatest Resource

    Our Beautiful Ocean, Our Greatest Resource

    Breath-taking, calming, surreal, wild, thrilling, humbling; these are just a few words that people have used to describe the mighty ocean. It can thrill you, calm you and even scare you, but it will always draw you back to it, over and over again. Covering over 70% of our planet’s surface, the ocean is the…