Colombo

Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka were closed after over 250 people were killed in suicide bombings on April 21.
Authorities said the militants detonated three explosives and opened fire during the raid.
The archbishop of Colombo and other religious leaders are cautioning Sri Lankans against attending worship services for the foreseeable future.
Here's the start of Ms. Wijedasa's piece: Indeed, Sri Lanka has seen significant political changes since Mr. Rajapaksa lost
Here's part of that Daily Mirror piece: "I have to say this clearly: some media behaved in an unacceptable manner abusing
Today, 1st Oct. 2016, I came [to] the Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka to travel to London. I was asked by
*This piece first appeared in The Diplomat. The CTF recognizes the significance of the decision by the Government to ascertain
According to a group of Tamil human rights activists, Sri Lanka's incipient transitional justice process is deeply flawed. Several organizations have recently delivered a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon -- who just visited the war-torn island nation.
The best way for the Sirisena administration to weaken the former president's hand is through a careful explanation its wide
"This decision did not come as a surprise," says Jehan Perera, executive director of the Colombo-based National Peace Council
The government's continued detention of these individuals is a matter of great concern for the Tamil community; over the past several months, there have been intermittent protests (throughout the historically Tamil Northern and Eastern Provinces) about this matter.
While megacities in the more developed world are becoming saturated in terms of population, their counterparts in the emerging markets are really showing progress. Cities including Jakarta, Manila, Karachi and Mexico City are becoming drawcards for young, tech-savvy and mobile adults.
Upon discovering I had been chosen as a short-term observer for Sri Lanka's parliamentary election on August 17, it felt like Christmas had come early. Dallas to Doha to Colombo. And then on to Jaffna for the election!
In a move that appeared to surprise both Washington and Colombo, however, New Delhi abstained from voting on the UN resolution. What explains New Delhi's decision?
On the Afghani-Pakistani border, millions today are living in squalor. The government began immediately to house them, lay
With the changing nature of armed conflict, the impact of war on children and young people has become more brutal than ever.
As I travel through Sri Lanka, covering the nation as it seeks reconciliation among its diverse population after decades of conflict, I am receiving e-mails from my friends at home asking me to review the basics.
The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.
The Sri Lankan government has moved mountains to accommodate more than a quarter million displaced people since the war ended ten days ago. But they have many more to move.