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.
தகுதி வினைத்திறன் என எதுவுமற்ற பணிச்சுமை மிகுந்த இலங்கையின் போக்குவரத்து முறைமைகள் தொடர்பானதோர் அலசல்.
Inside Sri Lanka’s incompetent, inefficient, and increasingly overloaded transport systems.
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.
මෙම ලිපිය ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ බලයෙන් පහකිරීමේ අරමුණින් ශ්රී ලංකාවේ විරෝධතා ආරම්භ වූ ආකාරය, එය සිදු වූ ආකාරය සහ එය හේතු වූයේ කුමක්ද යන්නයි.
As Sri Lanka trundled into its worst economic crisis since Independence - partly due to corruption, terrible policies, vampiric politicians, and mismanagement - the public rose with one main demand: for its reigning (former) President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa to leave immediately. In this piece, we follow the birth of the protests, the runaway ex-President, and what it all led to.
මෙය කොවිඩ්-19 නිසා මියගිය අය සඳහා ශ්රී ලංකාවේ අනිවාර්ය ආදාහන ප්රතිපත්තිය සහ ඒ වටා ඇති භීතිකාව පිළිබඳ කතාවකි.
Two years ago, the government passed a compulsory cremation policy for those who died of COVID-19, with no clear reason for it other than xenophobia. After months of campaigning and pressure both locally and internationally, the gazette on the subject was revoked. Instead, families had to bury their dead in a far-flung village in the East, and supply funds and labour - despite the government sitting on billions raised by the Itukama fund.