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

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.