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The Seetha Arambepola Syndrome: A Sinhala-Buddhist-Feminist Rebuke

By Paramie Jayakody, Isurinie Mallawaarachchi and Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana Colombo Telegraph, 1 July 2020 Taking part in a television show telecast by a privately-owned Sri Lankan TV channel on 23rd of June, 2020, Dr Seetha Kumari Arambepola [hereinafter referred to as Dr SKA], an ENT surgeon, Executive Committee member of the lobbying group Viyath Maga, former governor of the Western Province, high-profile confidante of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime, and SLPP National List

The politics of SOGIESC in Sri Lanka: a year-end reflection

Colombo Telegraph, 2 January 2020 There has been no better time for SOGIESC advocacy in Sri Lanka. Like in many countries across the global South/s, SOGIESC advocacy in Sri Lanka has long been, and continues to be, donor-funded. In some cases, it is extremely challenging to not to make this body of work not donor-driven. Working with donors, and engaging with donor bodies in terms of the most pressing needs of communities non-cis-het communities remains a major challenge for

Interview with Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana

APTN, 9 June 2019 Meet Chamindra Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana is a researcher, educator, political analyst, international consultant and journalist, specialising in the areas of gender politics, the politics of deeply divided societies and international relations. Originally from Sri Lanka, APTN is excited to have her join the APTN Regional Steering Committee. The RSC responsibility will be to represent the work of APTN and provide mission-based leadership and strategic govern

Interview with Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana: Lak Handa Te-Whanganui-a-Tara

On 16th March 2019, Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana was interviewed by Ms Pavithra Jayawardena, for the Lak Handa Sinhala language radio [@lakhandawellington on Facebook], in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand. https://www.facebook.com/1048422215299279/videos/766805260385489 #intersectionalfeminism #socialjustice #genderjustice #economicjustice #aotearoa #srilanka #lka #sogiesc #ie_sogi #humanrights #tewhanganuiatara #wellington #chamindraweerawardhana #pavithraj

Serena To Tharjini: The Battle For Gender Justice In Sport

Colombo Telegraph, 16 September 2018 Sri Lanka achieved a spectacular victory of 69-50 against Singapore at the 2018 Asian championships. The fantastic performance of the Sri Lankan team’s power women was very much an example of resilience, in a local context in which women in sport face a range of specific challenges, primarily linked to ways in which patriarchy reigns in the sporting sphere. Most often, women in sport do not receive the same visibility, facilities, exposure