A project that funds former inmates into their own small business is finding success. One of its basic tenets is that it does not discriminate.
Villagers in Sri Lanka’s Panama area say the military took their land. They want it back. But until then they are determined to do the best business possible.
As Sri Lanka develops and there is more deforestation, elephants pushed out of their habitat are becoming more dangerous. Locals say authorities are doing nothing to help them.
New rules for upcoming local elections say a quarter of those elected should be women. This is both harder than it looks, and easier, activist Kumudini Samuel says.
An academic couple based in Jaffna have spent over a decade closely examining an unexpected, ancient connection between Japan and the Tamil people.
A former football star from Anuradhapura was forced to flee during the civil war. Now back in his hometown, he explains how his sporting status helped him survive.
During the Sri Lankan civil war, neighbouring villages were often separated due to the fighters’ front lines. Now the concept of the ‘border village’ is becoming a distant memory.
The fishermen asked authorities for a breakwater to protect them. The requests remain unanswered so now, regardless of faith, they all pray to another god for safety.