Wounded victims of Sri Lanka’s child marriage law

In Sri Lanka the legal marriage age is 18, but under a decades-old community law, much younger Muslim girls can get married. As calls...

Post war development not for all

A mother and her two children walk along a long dusty road in the scorching sun as they make their way home. The Korakankaddu village...

Sri Lanka celebrates Christmas in hope for stable 2016

by Jamila Najmuddin COLOMBO, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Along with millions of Christians worldwide, Sri Lankan Christians on Friday celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ...

Families of the missing lose hope despite OMP being established

By Easwaran Rutnam   The families of the disappeared from Kilinochchi who have been protesting for over a year demanding answers have now lost faith in...

Battle for land reaches boiling point

By Easwaran Rutnam in the North Sitting under a makeshift tent in the scorching sun in Keppapilavu is Chelliah Vivekanandan. A drain separates the tent...

Australian family mourn death of mother and daughter in Sri Lanka accident

A family is mourning the loss of Brisbane mother Louise Collins and her four-year-old daughter Poppy who tragically died in a car accident in...

Sooka reignites ‘White Van’ abductions debate

By Easwaran Rutnam The change of government last year gave a sigh of relief to most people in the North and East and even in...

After 22 years, Sri Lankan worker in Saudi receives benefits

A domestic aide who left Saudi Arabia 22 years ago will soon receive his end-of-service awards in Colombo. His Saudi sponsor, who died six...

Melissa Day’s tea revolution is far from over

After a year of fundraising and campaigning, Melissa Day’s efforts to start a ‘tea revolution’ by raising awareness about how many mass market leaves...

Guns and grouses

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: After her release from a rehabilitation camp for former Tamil Tigers fighters in 2011, one former member of the women-only Malathi Brigade...

Crawling back to normalcy

The releasing of land held by the army has been given wide publicity both by the Government and the military in recent times. However,...

A port town’s story of myopic vision and fading development

By Meera Srinivasan “One job per family” is what Sri Lankan authorities promised families like that of Y.B. Henry while taking over their land in 2009...

Minding the business of elders’ care

By Nirasha Piyawadani, in Yunnan, China. Franchised facilities for the aged,  and state sponsored or subsidized facilities are increasingly popular in China among the elderly,...

Tamil MP’s family awaits justice but hopes fade

By Meera Srinivasan It was the Christmas weekend last year. Praviinaa Raviraj woke up and looked at the newspapers. ‘All accused released’, the front-page headlines...

Rebuilding lives and homes shattered by war

By GEETA ANAND and DHARISHA BASTIANS KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka — On a small wooden table at the doorway to this bright-turquoise house in Kilinochchi, the...

The day terror struck Kattankudy

By Easwaran Rutnam The day was 3 August 1990. The time was approximately 8.15 p.m. The place was Kattankudy. LTTE cadres entered the Meera Jumma...

Girl from Sri Lanka with Down syndrome reunited with family

A nine-year-old Sri Lankan girl denied an Australian visa because she has Down syndrome has been reunited with her family in Western Australia. Eliza Fonseka's...

Schneiderman called me ‘brown slave,’ slapped me until I called him ‘Master’

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called his Sri Lankan girlfriend his “brown slave” and wanted her to refer to him as “Master,” the woman...

Sri Lankan woman proposes to girlfriend on radio

A Sri Lankan radio presenter proposed to her girlfriend on the radio, after Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in a landslide vote on May 23,...

Trinco-5 massacre: A father’s cry for justice

A father seeking justice for his son, who was murdered in Trincomalee, is a heartbreaking story we’ve heard over and over again over the...