India’s Modi visits Tamil communities in Sri Lanka

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.

Asia

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 authorities struggling to move rubbish dump

Asia

Sri Lanka: Anger grows after rubbish dump collapse

Deadly 'man-made disaster' could have been avoided, residents say, as grim search operation continues for fourth day.

Hopes for survivors fade after rubbish dump collapse

Asia

More die after rubbish dump collapses in Sri Lanka

Death toll rises to at least 23 as hopes for survivors fade after 90-metre man-made mountain of rubbish collapsed.

Colombo: Death toll from rubbish dump collapse rises

Asia

Massive dump landslide kills 19 people in Sri Lanka

Rescuers search for survivors after fire caused the 91-metre-tall rubbish dump to collapse, burying dozens of homes.

Massive dump landslide kills 19 people in Sri Lanka

Health

Inside Sri Lanka's oldest leprosy hospital

Erected in 1708, the Hendala Leprosy Hospital once had 900 patients. Fewer than 30 remain.

Life and times of Sri Lanka's oldest leprosy hospital

Asia

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

President authorises prosecution of security officers involved in an alleged death squad carrying out civilian killings.

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

Sri Lanka

UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe

UN rights chief suggests Colombo's persistent failure to investigate atrocities stems from fear of punishing soldiers.

UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe

Asia

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 Lanka seeks more time for war crimes probe

Asia

Sri Lanka: Ex-minister accused of running death squad

Court hears police report implicating Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in operating a secret unit involved in silencing critics.

 Ex-leader's brother 'led death squad' in Sri Lanka

Asia

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.

Sri Lankans step up pressure to reclaim land

Asia

UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slow in addressing atrocities, UN says, calling for a clear timeline for prosecuting crimes during civil war.

UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Media

Sri Lanka arrests army spies over editor's murder

Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor.

Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder

Wild Animals

Sri Lanka's antivenom leap forward

By making its own antivenom, Sri Lanka could boost its technology capacity and become a model exporter for others.

Sri Lanka's antivenom leap forward

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades

Dry spell affects more than a million people, with authorities warning of more water shortages.

Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades

Inside Story

Are concerns over Chinese presence in Sri Lanka valid?

China buys part of a port in Hambantota for the next 99 years, but critics complain a Chinese colony is being built.

Are concerns over Chinese presence in Sri Lanka valid?