Sri Lanka

Q&A: Sri Lanka's civil war through a Tamil lens

Sri Lankan filmmaker Jude Ratnam on the challenges of confronting the legacy of his country's brutal civil war.

Witness

Demons in Paradise: Memories of Sri Lanka's Civil War

A Tamil filmmaker living in Sri Lanka reflects upon the experience and impact of three decades of civil war.

Sri Lanka

Alcohol ban flip-flop 'patriarchy at its best'

Activists say President Sirisena's decision to reverse decision to lift ban on women buying alcohol is discriminatory.

Sri Lanka's flip-flop on women alcohol ban slammed

Opinion

FGM in Sri Lanka: It's never 'just a nick'

Female genital mutilation still has its supporters within various Muslim communities in Sri Lanka.

Zainab Ibrahim

by Zainab Ibrahim
- Ermiza Tegal

Zainab Ibrahim

Weather

Tropical Cyclone Ockhi so far

A late season cyclone blows through Sri Lanka and is forecast to take an unusual course

Tropical Cyclone Ockhi so far

Sri Lanka

Fear and shock as Muslims recall Sri Lanka mob attack

Last week's violence left dozens of houses damaged and the local community scarred.

Fear grips Muslims in Sri Lanka's Ginthota after attack

Sport

'We're back': International cricket returns to Pakistan

Fans queued for hours to watch the highest-profile international cricket match in years.

International cricket returns to Pakistan

Asia

Sri Lanka: War victims' families struggle for justice 10 years on

The United Nations says a great deal of work remains to be done in order to bring stability to Sri Lanka, nearly a decade after its 26-year civil war. It is conducting a review to find out what is in the way of implementing vital reforms.

Religion

Diwali 2017: When is it and how is it celebrated?

This month, millions of people around the world will celebrate light over darkness.

Diwali 2017: When is it and how is it celebrated?

Asia

Sri Lanka families search for victims eight years after civil war

It's been exactly two years since the UN adopted a resolution calling on Sri Lanka to ensure justice for victims of the civil war. Thousands went missing during the 30-year conflict.

Asia

Mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

Rohingya refugees have been attacked in Sri Lanka. A crowd threw stones at a United Nations shelter on the outskirts of the capital, Colombo. Police had to escort dozens of them to safety.

Environment

Elephants on 'hostile territory' in Sri Lanka

Poisoned, electrocuted, shot with guns just for trying to find a meal - can elephants and humans co-exist in Sri Lanka?

Elephants on 'hostile territory' in Sri Lanka

Asia

Sri Lanka leader to shield general from war crimes case

President says he will not allow 'anyone in the world' to touch Jagath Jayasuriya after rights groups sue ex-army chief.

Sri Lanka leader to shield general from war crimes case

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