Rajapaksa leads Sri Lanka protests, calls for government change

Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans, led by a former president, have congregated in the capital to demand a new government.


    Tens of thousands have gathered on the streets of Sri Lanka's capital to call for the government to go.

    Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa - who suffered a surprise defeat in the presidential election three years ago - is leading the protest.

    President Sirisena's government was viewed as an opportunity for a fresh start in the South Asian nation, but the protesters say that it is weak and has failed to fulfil its promises.


    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Colombo.


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.