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US voices concern to Sri Lanka president regarding new social media law

The US on Tuesday (13), urged Sri Lanka president Ranil Wickremesinghe to address the issues raised by a new, strict internet censorship law, which...

Over 50,000 arrested in Sri Lanka’s major anti-drug operation

The government of Sri Lanka has announced that an extensive 50-day anti-drug operation in the country resulted in the arrest of over 50,000 individuals...

Sri Lanka’s shamans, known for their ‘curses’, strike over pay

SHAMANS at a Sri Lankan temple known for helping pilgrims place curses on their enemies went on strike last Thursday (26) after appeals to...

‘Sri Lankan Tamils and Sinhalese share striking similarity’

SRI LANKA’S two largest ethnic groups, the Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Tamils, are genetically more similar to each other than any other south...

Sri Lankan president to press for reconciliation with minority Tamils

SRI LANKAN president Ranil Wickremesinghe plans to press ahead with the full implementation of amended legislation as part of his reconciliation efforts with the...

Sri Lanka’s Tamil party pushes for ‘devolution of power’

SRI LANKA’S main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has demanded “enhanced and meaningful” devolution of power under the full implementation of the...

Sri Lanka reflects on ‘black July’ tragedy 40 years later

FORTY years ago, mobs in Sri Lanka burned 13 people alive, part of a week-long pogrom that turbocharged simmering ethnic unrest into all-out civil...


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