Sri Lanka arrests army spies over editor's murder

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

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

Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades

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

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.


Sri Lanka protest over China port deal turns violent

Protesters say the deal will take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake.


Community unites to assemble worlds' tallest Xmas tree

Assembly work resumes on the Guinness World Record-breaking 325-foot-tall Christmas tree taking shape in Colombo.

Women's Rights

The solitude of female politicians in South Asia

To deflect the sexist charge of being barren viragos, female politicians in the region have to deny their sexuality.

by Mukul Kesavan

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka exhumes body of prominent slain editor

The remains of a newspaper editor who was killed seven years ago has been exhumed as part of a new probe into his death.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Ancient innovations combat water woes

In a village of abandoned wells, ancient water management techniques are throwing a lifeline to desperate villagers.

Arts & Culture

Sri Lanka: Ena de Silva's moving house

How architect Geoffrey Bawa changed Sri Lanka's architecture and historical preservation efforts.


Sri Lanka thrash Australia to wrap up Test series

All-round Perera helps hosts win Warne-Muralitharan trophy for the first time after a 229-run win in the second Test.

Arts & Culture

Playing with fire in Sri Lanka's fireworks village

In Kimbulapitiya village, fireworks manufacturers rely on taking deadly risks and innovation to meet soaring demand.

Inside Story

Is Sri Lanka on the path to reconciliation?

President Sirisena is under pressure to fulfill his post-civil war promises of accountability and justice.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Muslims remember Buddhist hardliner attacks

Rifts remain after deadly anti-Muslim riots in 2014 killed four and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

War & Conflict

The scars of Sri Lanka's civil war

Seven years after the conflict ended, many of the physical, emotional and psychological wounds of war remain unhealed.