Latin America

War-crimes cases filed against Sri Lanka diplomat

Lawyers seek to expel Jagath Jayasuriya, ambassador to Brazil, over abuses in final phase of offensive against LTTE.

Brazil lawsuit accuses Jagath Jayasuriya of war crimes

Asia

Sri Lanka to get first Tamil military leader in 50 years

A member of Sri Lanka's Tamil ethnic minority is set to head a branch of its military for the first time in 50 years. Vice Admiral Travis Sinnaiah is taking charge of Sri Lanka's navy after a highly decorated career.

Asia

Sri Lanka's elephants: Tradition versus animal rights

Elephants are at the centre of a dilemma in Sri Lanka between centuries-old tradition and a growing awareness of animal rights.

Inside Story

What is behind China's purchase of a port in Sri Lanka?

Billion-dollar deal reached over Hambantota port, despite protests over security fears, including from India.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka signs China port deal amid security concerns

Billion-dollar agreement reached despite trade union opposition and protests over security fears, including from India.

Asia

Sri Lanka deploys troops amid strike by oil workers

The Sri Lankan government has deployed troops to deal with shortage of fuel distributions caused by a major strike by oil workers in the capital, Colombo.

Health

Worst-ever dengue outbreak kills up to 300 in Sri Lanka

Government and aid agencies scale up efforts as hospitals overflow with patients, with dengue cases topping 100,000.

Worst-ever dengue outbreak kills up to 300 in Sri Lanka

Asia

Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter

Prime Minister assured Buddhist monks that the new constitution will not take away the primary status given to Buddhism.

Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter

Asia

Sri Lanka: At least 225 die of dengue fever outbreak

At least 225 people have died due to dengue fever since the start of the year and more than 72,000 have been infected. The Sri Lankan government has deployed hundreds of soldiers to help health workers overcome its spread.

Asia

Sri Lanka tea farmers struggle after devastating floods

Tea industry counts cost of natural disaster that claimed 200 lives and displaced more than 600,000 people last month.

Asia

Tea farmers struggle to recover from Sri Lanka floods

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka are struggling to recover from last month's floods in the south of the country, in which hundreds of tonnes of the crop were destroyed by heavy rains and mudslides.

Asia

Dozens of children among those killed in Sri Lanka’s floods

More than 40 of the 208 people killed by recent landslides and floods in Sri Lanka were children. Humanitarian concerns are growing as people struggle to deal with the effects of the worst torrential rains to hit the country in decades.

Asia

Sri Lankans traumatised by deadly floods, mudslides

Sri Lankans are struggling to deal with the aftermath of deadly floods and mudslides, as humanitarian efforts were under way. Troops are delivering aid supplies to half a million people displaced by floodwater.

Asia

Sri Lanka struggles to deliver aid to stranded flood victims

Volunteers with boats are providing a lifeline for Sri Lankans stranded and cut off by the country's record floods.

Asia

Sri Lanka floods leave 600,000 people displaced

Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst floods in more than a decade have killed 202 people.