Two young men from different religions lived and died together like brothers of the same family.
Two years after its creation, the Office of Missing Persons continues to come under scrutiny as thousands of families wait for information about loved ones.
Matale Sunitta Thero is a bi-lingual Buddhist monk. Though his religion and Tamil language instruction, he brings Tamils and Sinhalese closer together.
Poor and uneducated young men risk their lives to clear landmines leftover from the war. Proper funding could make the job safer.
How a teacher tells stories to overcome language and mentality barriers.
The pied á terre for the first Governor of Ceylon was once one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated buildings.
Jayalath Bandara lost a Tamil school friend during the Black July riots. Today, he hopes to make new ones by spreading a message of peace.
This past July marked 500 days of protests of Tamil families whose relatives went missing since 2009.
After being disabled in a work accident, Saman Kumara looked up at a tree and discovered a new way to make a living.
Roslin Mary Gomes has spent 105 years on this earth and has many religions and ethnicities in her large, diverse family.
A border once kept Sinhalese and Tamils from sharing a meal. Today, a restaurant replaces a physical and cultural barrier.
People of all backgrounds gathered to be entertained. One couple fell in love there. It all changed when clashes between ethnic groups burnt it all down.
Punchage Kalumanike is 106 years old and lost family during the war. What she has witnessed in her lifetime remains a cautionary tale about civil strife.
These Sinhalese risked their own lives 35 years ago when angry mobs searched for their Tamil neighbours during one of Sri Lanka’s darkest periods.
Sri Lanka has struggled with high nationwide suicide rates for years. At Sumithrayo, the staff have a simple approach for people at risk: listening.