A trip into the jungle with members of one of Sri Lanka’s oldest tribes reveals a way of life both richly entwined with nature, yet ever more precarious.
Kanagasabapathy Sripavan becomes the first member of the minority community to hold the post in more than two decades.
Dear President Sirisena: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, is writing to congratulate you on your recent victory in Sri Lanka's presidential election. As Sri Lanka readies itself for a new chapter in its history, we urge your government to take concrete and meaningful steps to improve the climate for press freedom.
Sri Lanka is an island with lots to offer; a rich history, a vibrant culture, beaches, natural beauty and an amazing cuisine that is not often found outside of the country. Previously stricken with problems from a long running civilShow More Summary
The election shock on Sri Lanka has been called a model for how reformist elites and a fed up people can get rid of increasingly authoritarian leaders. To become a true role model, the reincarnated Sri Lankan democracy must in the next...Show More Summary
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was voted out of office in early January. This came as a surprise to many. First elected in 2005, Rajapaksa was widely credited with winning Sri Lanka's civil war against the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. Show More Summary
Mahinda Rajapaksa's defeat in Sri Lanka's 2015 presidential election evoked, for me, some harrowing images and a glimpse at a path to justice. An estimated 40,000 civilians died in the final weeks of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war, as government forces battled the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. Show More Summary
There are cat people. There are dog people. But not all of us can eloquently explain why we're on the side we're on. Three-year-old Alma has no problem, however. While on vacation with mom Emma Seabrook in Sri Lanka recently, Alma noticed lots of felines in the streets, Rumble Viral's Claudio Ramolo told The Huffington Post. Show More Summary
Solidarity for the Peoples War in Sri Lanka ” Indian Struggle is our Struggle! Its victory is our victory! its defeat is our defeat!” Naxal pamphlets recovered, high alert sounded in MP’s Balaghat Pamphlets asking locals to boycott Republic Day celebration in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district were recovered with police sounding high alert [...]
The country's new government says it is thinking of a new investigation into reports of extrajudicial killings in the closing chapter of the island nation's 26-year civil war.
Former SL captain scores a ton and breaks record for most dismissals by a keeper in ODIs as NZ lose by 34 runs.
Large development contracts secured by China during former President Rajapaksa's rule facing scrutiny for corruption.
Abhijit Singh Security, China "A sustained “maritime presence” in the Indian Ocean Region, however, is all Beijing needs to strategically dominate the region." After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year,...Show More Summary
Venerable Walpola Rahula could not be properly described as a guru, he was more an academic and most of the teaching he did was in universities to fellow academics. He was however, probably the most well-known monk in Sri Lanka and even...Show More Summary
PSA: I’ll be participating in a screening and discussion of “No Fire Zone“, a documentary about the Sri Lankan Civil War, along with the director, Callum Macrae. It’s next Monday (2/2), 12:30-2pm in room 1512 at Columbia’s School of International and … Continue reading ?
On behalf of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, the Passed Pawn Chess Club is organizing the 8th Colombo International Chess Festival 2015, an International Rating Open Chess event for the 8th successive year with a total prize fund of nearly Rs. Show More Summary
The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary
Sri Lanka's new government said on Thursday it might renegotiate a $1.5 billion "port city" deal with China Communications Construction Co Ltd, softening
Sri Lanka and India exchanged the fishermen who were detained in each other's jails for trespassing into their territorial waters. A total of 15 Indian fishermen,
I have a guest post up today at Justice in Conflict on the prospects for accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Big Changes in Sri Lanka, but Little Hope for Justice? Check it out, and come back here on Friday for … Continue reading ?