Minelle Fernandez

Sri Lanka

India’s Modi visits Tamil communities in Sri Lanka

On a visit to Sri Lanka, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tamils working in tea and rubber plantations. He pledged to support a five-year plan to improve the living standards of communities in Sri Lanka's plantations.


Sri Lanka struggles to tackle waste problem

The government of Sri Lanka is struggling to deal with a growing waste problem, two weeks after a rubbish dump collapsed on neighbouring houses, killing dozens of people.


Sri Lanka authorities struggling to move rubbish dump

A mountain of rubbish that collapsed in Sri Lanka, killing more than 30 people, could be on the move again. Experts say the Colombo dump remains unstable, but authorities are struggling to find somewhere to put it.


Sri Lanka seeks more time for war crimes probe

Sri Lanka's civil war ended nearly eight years ago, but the road to reconciliation has been long.


Sri Lankans step up pressure to reclaim land

People in northeast Sri Lanka are increasing pressure on the government to return land seized by the military during the country's long-running civil war.