Sri Lanka

The Strumpet Diaries – Episode 1

February 23, 2018

Welcome to The Strumpet Diaries, a smutty illustrated comic sure to fire up your loins and get your bratwursts throbbing, written by Tara Kenny and illustrated by Madison Griffiths. Our first comic follows Lakshmi, a woman with one eye on spiritual awakening and the other on what’s going on underneath a certain hot Buddhist monk’s … Read More

Colombo Elects First Female Mayor

February 14, 2018

Local elections in Sri Lanka last week resulted in the appointment of Colombo’s first female mayor, Rosy Senanayake of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s center-right United National Party (UNP). Her win follows newly instated requirements that women make up at least 25% of candidates in local elections. This move is an attempt to address the fact … Read More

My Mother the Monk

January 30, 2018

During the first week of my recent family holiday to Sri Lanka, I was plagued by the unpleasant sensation of bile rising up in my throat. I wasn’t quite sure if I was reacting to the sudden stifling heat and one too many serves of sambol and coconut roti, or if it was the presence … Read More

Speaking with Rosanna Flamer-Caldera About Sri Lankan Queerness and Protection

November 5, 2017

In Sri Lanka, homosexuality remains a crime. Non-profit organisation EQUAL GROUND works to dismantle cultural and social stigma, and fights back against police corruption and government inactivity to seek human and political rights for Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ community. Kajal sat down with Executive Director Rosanna Flamer-Caldera to discuss Britain’s colonial legacy of homophobia, Colombo Pride celebrations, … Read More

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