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Sri Lanka’s Last Hunter-Gatherers

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.

Sri Lanka appoints minority Tamil as chief justice

Kanagasabapathy Sripavan becomes the first member of the minority community to hold the post in more than two decades.

Sri Lankan president should ensure improved climate for press freedom

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.

6 of the best luxury (vegan) hotels in Sri Lanka

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

Shock and Joy in Sri Lanka

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

What's Next for Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa?

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

A Chance for Justice in Sri Lanka?

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

Little Girl Has Unexpected, But Completely Logical Reason For Disliking Cats

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

Peoples War in India Clippings 29/1/2015

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 [...]

Sri Lanka Plans Probe Into Alleged Atrocities During Civil War

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

Sangakkara breaks record in Sri Lanka's win

Former SL captain scores a ton and breaks record for most dismissals by a keeper in ODIs as NZ lose by 34 runs.

Sri Lanka government reviews China business ties

Large development contracts secured by China during former President Rajapaksa's rule facing scrutiny for corruption.

China: Getting Ready to Dominate the Indian Ocean?

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

Gurus I Have Met III, Walpola Rahula

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

Come Hear Me Talk About Sri Lanka

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 ?

8th Colombo International Chess Festival 2015

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

Indo-Pacific security links: Congress and the pivot, Sri Lanka, Tejas, Vietnam and more

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 Softens Stance on China Port City dealD

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

India, Sri Lanka Exchange Fishermen at Maritime Border

 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,

At Justice in Conflict Today

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 ?

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