Education vs. Fuel: A Lose-Lose Situation

Last week – after many months of schools not being considered ‘essential services’ – the Government of Sri Lanka made the decision to restart schools across our crisis-hit nation, with the promise that school vans will receive priority in the fuel queues. Subsequently, the Ministry of Education also decided that schools located in areas where students and teachers do not have transportation issues will be open five days a week as usual.


‘From Community, To Community’: How Community Kitchens Feed Sri Lanka’s Underserved

Once we had an uncle who told us that it was his second plate of rice after four months. Another one said he had a piece of chicken after three months,” Akash Moses recalled while behind him the daily operations of the Rajagiriya Community Kitchen run by the Voice For Voiceless Foundation were in full swing. “Then there was this homeless community in Kamachchode in Negombo. The people there thanked us for the food and thanked us for having a meal with them when everyone else have alienated them.


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