Asia

Sri Lanka's Office of Missing Persons seeks 'disappeared'

The office has been set up to locate thousands of people still missing seven years after the defeat of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.

Asia

Sri Lanka lifts emergency as ethnic tensions subside

President Sirisena announces end of security measures, after 'assessing the public safety situation'.

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as ethnic tensions subside

Sri Lanka

Did Sri Lanka's Facebook ban help quell anti-Muslim violence?

Sri Lanka urged to lift social media ban as critics slam government and Facebook for past failure to act on hate speech.

Did Sri Lanka's Facebook ban help quell anti-Muslim violence?

Sri Lanka

What's driving anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka?

False stories by Sinhalese nationalists about Muslim birth rates and wealth are behind Kandy mob attacks, say analysts.

In Sri Lanka, hate speech and impunity fuel anti-Muslim violence

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slammed over response to anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka's week-long state of emergency has not been lifted, as expected. It was imposed after Muslim-owned homes and businesses were set on fire by Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist gangs.

Politics

Sri Lanka: UN condemns anti-Muslim violence

Communal violence in central Kandy region has led to the deaths of at least two people with dozens injured.

Sri Lanka: UN condemns anti-Muslim violence

Asia

Sri Lanka Buddhist monks denounce anti-Muslim riots

Hundreds of Buddhist monks rally in Colombo against anti-Muslim riots as calm begins to return to violence-hit areas.

Sri Lanka Buddhist monks denounce anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka violence hits its economy and reputation

Since violence erupted in Sri Lanka, the economy has taken a hit and the prime minister admits his country's reputation has been tarnished.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Muslims fear more attacks during Friday prayers

Since violence erupted, allegations have surfaced that security forces are failing to arrest perpetrators of attacks.

Asia

Sri Lanka 'on the brink' amid fresh anti-Muslim violence

Mob attacks in Kandy are targeted and well planned, witnesses say, as fears grow over threats to Sri Lanka's stability.

Inside Story

What is triggering communal violence in Sri Lanka?

Muslims say they are being systematically targeted by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Social media shut down amid communal violence

Sri Lankan government shutters social media networks amid violence against the Muslim minority.

Sri Lanka: Social media shut down amid communal violence

Asia

Sri Lanka unrest: Political rhetoric leaves minorities insecure

Sri Lanka says it has blocked social media sites, including Facebook, to stop the spread of tensions between religious communities.

Asia

Violence continues in Sri Lanka despite emergency

A shop and a mosque attacked in Sri Lanka as communal violence continues despite imposition of state of emergency.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka declares emergency amid communal riots

Nationwide state of emergency imposed to take 'stern action' following violence between Buddhist and Muslim groups.

Sri Lanka imposes state of emergency after communal riots