Joshua Perera

Joshua Perera

Aug 03, 2023
Salt Water Pilgrims - Migration Visual Novel

Team Watchdog brings you "Salt Water Pilgrims", an interactive visual story bringing to life the hard choices, heart breaking circumstances, and life threatening journeys faced by Sri Lankan migrants. Step into the shoes of Jeevan, Kavindi, Ruban and Suresh, and see how long you can survive as you look for a home away from home, if you ever do.

Jul 12, 2023
The Boat People

For years, Sri Lankans have risked everything, trying to escape their homeland. Crushed by a failing economy, cold-hearted politics, and the brutal realities of world events, many venture into the unforgiving sea. Few return. This is their story.

Jan 21, 2023
Sri Lanka's Import Restriction Predicament

The crippling shortage of foreign exchange forced the government to put a lid on imports. A protectionist policy of sorts. But the question remains. Why do we pay so much for imports? Why did the government restrict them and most of all, are these restrictions sustainable?

Nov 30, 2022
இலங்கையில் போக்குவரத்து வேகமற்றது, வேதனை தருவது

தகுதி வினைத்திறன் என எதுவுமற்ற பணிச்சுமை மிகுந்த இலங்கையின் போக்குவரத்து முறைமைகள் தொடர்பானதோர் அலசல்.

Oct 17, 2022
From currency board to Chinese loans, How accurate are the claims about Sri Lanka’s economic crisis?

Sri Lanka is currently going through the worst economic crisis since its independence and defaulted foreign debt repayment in April 2022. This crisis is the result of a series of policy mishaps that have steadily weakened the economy over the last few decades. Decisions made contrary to the advice of experts in 2020 and 2022 exposed the extent of the damage. Consequently, the country was compelled to default its debt and seek IMF support. While there roots of the crisis constitute long lasting policy and governance issues, certain global ‘experts’ and politicians have offered their own takes on Sri Lanka’s economic crisis. We’ve had a comprehensive look at some of these claims and laid the facts out here.

Oct 17, 2022
நாணய சபை தொடக்கம் சீனக்கடன் வரை - இலங்கையின் பொர

இலங்கையின் பொருளாதார நெருக்கடி மற்றும் அதற்கான காரணங்கள் குறித்து இக் கட்டுரை ஆராய்கிறது.