If you’ve got a story that addresses a social issue in Sri Lanka – we want to hear from you! As a contributor for iVoice, you will inspire others in your community and bring awareness to issues relating to youth, women, the elderly, and the population at large. iVoice is always looking for new contributors to expand our community!

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12-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Curd is a popular dessert from the ancient period. Despite age differences, many people like to eat coagulated curd as it contains a lot of nutrients. People living in areas like Hambantota and Ambalantota in the in Southern Province are engaged in cattle husbandry and milk…

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11-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

The special education system was formally introduced in Sri Lanka on the first day of November in the year 1912. The Rathmalana School for the Deaf and Blind was the first school started with the one blind and three deaf students. Today, 25 schools have been established…

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11-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Statistics and data suggest Sri Lanka is one among the countries that uses Agrochemicals heavily. Glyphosate was initially introduced as a material which can remove components that are formed due to the brackishness in…

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11-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Kandy city in Sri Lanka is known for its tourist attractions and religious monuments. What is unknown to many is that 10 per cent of the population in Kandy are Differently abled people. They face a lot of struggles in their day to day life as the…

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12-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

According to the Epidemiology Unit, in November 2017 there were 172,989 patients, who are suspected to have the dengue disease. Out of which approximately 42 percent of those dengue patients…

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12-Jan-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

  Illegal poaching : losing the gentle giant As a result of this unending poaching that happened in the recent past, Sri Lanka lost many such gentle…

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08-Jan-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

Usage of new media and its association to social destruction. A cartoon creation of MInoli Hansika at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.    …

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    Today it is more of social media knowledge than real wisdom. A cartoon created by S.A.M. Rilwan from Anuradhapura at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.     …

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03-Jan-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

The society, with more concern on social and cultural ethics never understands hate crimes associated.      Created by Ashen Goonewardena at the iVoice cartoon workshop…

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22-Dec-2017 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

          Adverse effects of foreign aids and concepts imported by a Government is all what we harvest?  Created by Imasha Perera at the iVoice cartoon workshop 2017.

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08-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Bringing a novel experience to a group of young men and women, the Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF), recently organised a cartoon workshop in Colombo. Fifteen youths were selected for the workshop from the SDJF youth network and following an open call for applications. The cartoon workshop was held…

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05-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

A lot of women work as roadside vendors to support earn their daily income. Many organizations in Sri Lanka work towards assisting and guiding women for a better living and towards women empowerment.  Here are some of the photo’s submitted by Gagan Karunachandra under the topic 'Rural…

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04-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

In Sri Lanka, women are more dominant in the tea sector. Statistics suggest that plantation women workers comprise approximately 52% of the work force. Here are some of the photos submitted by Mohamed Haneek under the topic 'Rural Women in Unconventional…

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03-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

If you have the right role model in life, everything you do will be successful. Mohamed Shareef Hijita followed her father’s foot step and developed her own sweet shop, with more than 100's of new recipes. Today, she has become a role model for many other women. Watch her inspiring story here:…

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03-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

The bread winner in a family is not always men. A lot of women contribute to the family income in some way.  Loganathan Nageshwary from Jaffna supports her husband by giving him a helping hand…

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03-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Mareena Evansalin Alosiyas was abandoned by her husband in 1985. All her life, she did not realize the world outside her circle. But when she stepped out, she made sure to show the world that there are no boundaries for success. Today, Mareena Evansalin Alosiyas runs…

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19-Dec-2017 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

In Sri Lanka, many women go for work in order to earn a living or to support their families.  According to the World Bank report, Sri Lanka's labor force participation rate - Female is 35% in 2017.  Here are some of the photo's submitted by Udara oshan Nissanka under the topic…

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Damith Chandana is a 21 year old school leaver who lives in Uda Bowala village in Kandy. He studied in Kingswood College and now he is continuing his further education.  He is regularly engaged in community work with his peers in the area. Last August, he saw a Facebook post on…

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16-Nov-2017 Ajith- Ivoice Team

Chamal Malintha Gunasinghe is an 18-year-old student who lives in Meegahathenna, a remote town in Walallawita divisional secretary area in Kalutara district of Sri Lanka.  "Our town is the center point for a number of very remote villages. People visit the town to buy and sell commodities at the…

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19-Nov-2017 Rajendra Wijesinghe

I had been serving as a waiter at an Adult and Assisted Living Care home, which was facilitated under AH/ALP. There were around three hundred residents. Almost all of them were adults except very few though a lower number came under assisted living.

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Sri Lanka Ministry of Women and Child Affairs has appointed a technical committee to draft a Child Day Care Centre Policy.  Ministry sources said that the committee is now identifying the existing policies in relation to child care in local and international settings.  Public views would also be obtained prior…

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Politician Geetha Kumarasinghe lost her parliamentary seat recently after a lengthy court procedure because she was proven a dual citizen of both Sri Lanka and Switzerland. Under the 19th amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka, the dual citizens are not qualified to represent the national parliament. They cannot even contest…

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Sri Lanka Ministry of Education announced that the Provincial Educational authorities of the North Central Province had informed them that the school principal who had sacked a 16 years old school girl wrongly accusing her of being pregnant had been interdicted. An inquiry is pending with regard to the conduct…

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Strengthening and supporting the voice of children and youth is extremely vital in creating a vibrant society, where diversity is respected; acknowledged; celebrated and tolerated. It is also highly important to realize that the children and youth can propose extremely creative and sustainable remedies to transform complex social conflicts…