Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka marks Christmas on sombre note amid high security

Police, backed by armed forces, positioned around all churches holding services.

Sri Lanka marks Christmas on sombre note amid high security

Pakistan

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win first home Test series in 13 years

Pakistan celebrate their first Test victory on home soil, since the return of cricket's longest format to the country earlier this month.

Asia

Sri Lanka: Journalists fear a new media crackdown

Some journalists in Sri Lanka say they fear intimidation from the new government.

Opinion

Trouble brews in post-election Sri Lanka

The hardline approach of the new president and a failed reconciliation process threaten to stir ethnic tensions.

Mario Arulthas

by Mario Arulthas

Mario Arulthas

Asia

Sri Lanka's new leader promises to unite country

Buddhist nationalist group Bodu Bala Sena, which means Army of Buddhist Power, is accused of inciting hate and taking part in violent attacks on Sri Lanka's minority Muslim and Christian communities in recent years.

Sri Lanka

Swiss raise alarm over 'attack' on Sri Lanka embassy employee

Switzerland says its embassy staff was 'detained against her will' and calls on Sri Lanka to investigate the incident.

Swiss raise alarm over 'attack' on Sri Lanka embassy employee

Sri Lanka

Top detective who investigated high-profile cases flees Sri Lanka

Nishantha Silva, who investigated cases under ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, received threats after November 16 polls.

Top detective who investigated high-profile cases flees Sri Lanka

Asia

Sri Lanka's election results worry ethnic Tamils

Winner Gotabaya Rajapaksa's support dips in majority Tamil areas, where people have not forgotten his role in the civil war.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president pledges election at 'earliest opportunity'

Newly-elected Rajapaksa promises to 'consult the people' as soon as possible as he eyes early parliamentary election.

Sri Lanka president pledges election at 'earliest opportunity'

Opinion

Sri Lanka's Muslims have reason to fear the new Rajapaksa era

The anti-Muslim sentiments that helped him get elected are likely to shape Gotabaya Rajapaksa's tenure as president.

Sultan Barakat

by Sultan Barakat

Sultan Barakat

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa swears in brother as PM

The brothers, who were credited with ending civil war in 2009, come back to power on promise to boost national security.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa swears in brother as PM

Asia

Sri Lanka's new president picks brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM

Mahinda, a two-term president himself, likely to be sworn in on Thursday following Ranil Wickremesinghe's resignation.

Sri Lanka's new president picks brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM

Asia

Sri Lanka gets its first president with military credentials

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, credited with defeating Tamil rebels and accused of war crimes, is considered a polarising figure.

Sri Lanka gets its first president with military credentials

Inside Story

Is Gotabaya Rajapaksa the president Sri Lankans need?

Former defence chief Rajapaksa was sworn into office promising to strengthen security and fix the economy.

AJ Impact

Gotabaya Rajapaksa inherits Sri Lanka's mammoth economic burden

Billions of dollars of debt, mostly owed to China, and a sluggish economy are new president's biggest economic hurdles.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa inherits Sri Lanka's mammoth economic burden