I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I was adopted from a Sri Lankan village and returned to find my birth mother

I’ve since set up a charity When I was a baby, I was adopted from a small village in Sri Lanka. For most of my life, I wasn’t that interested in searching for my birth family. It hardly even crossed my mind. It was only when doing a…

Pat for Lanka HIV order

Pat for Lanka HIV order

The United Nations has welcomed a landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s highest court prohibiting the discrimination of people living with HIV in education, saying the judgment would set a precedent and help victims seek justice for other forms of prejudice. Ruling on a case involving a five-year-old boy…

Over 4 lakh Nepali children malnourished

Over 4 lakh Nepali children malnourished

Around 430,000 children in the country are malnourished due to lack of nourishment and of them 91,000 are suffering from rapid malnutrition. As per the information shared at a programme on rapid malnutrition organised here today by the Asian International Nepal (AIN), the children fall prey to rapid…

WB approves $50 mn for early childhood care and development in Sri Lanka

WB approves $50 mn for early childhood care and development in Sri Lanka

The World Bank Board approved a $50 million credit to improve the quality and increase equitable access to…

Aishwarya Rai ‘racist’ jewellery ad withdrawn in India

Aishwarya Rai ‘racist’ jewellery ad withdrawn in India

An Indian jewellery advertisement featuring top Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been withdrawn after criticism that it…

‘I travelled across the world to finally meet my real mum’ – Girl finds her family after 18 years of waitin

‘I travelled across the world to finally meet my real mum’ – Girl finds her family after 18 years of waitin

Poppy Royal, 21, always knew she was adopted. Then two years ago she decided she needed to find…

Sri Lanka to children judicial protection bill

Sri Lanka to children judicial protection bill

The Cabinet of Ministers gave the approval for the proposal made by the Minister of Justice Dr. Wijeyadasa…

Bringing knowledge to thousands of mothers

Bringing knowledge to thousands of mothers

The Pears Happy Baby Learning Centre mobile unit – dedicated to all mothers and babies – has been…

South Asian centre for teacher development in Sri Lanka

South Asian centre for teacher development in Sri Lanka

Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova and Secretary of the…

17,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee children left in limbo

17,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee children left in limbo

As many as 17,000 children born to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu remain virtually stateless owing…

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