Sri Lanka


Stressed Out Elephants Trample Crowd at a Sri Lankan Festival

Buddhist night festivals are infamous for mistreating elephants, whose legs are shackled and stabbed during the parades.


It’s Time to Talk About Sexual Harassment On Public Transportation

We cannot be idle bystanders, we the public, the people on the bus and train, play a role in creating a safe space.


Sri Lanka’s Tourism Business Slumps Following April Bombings

While tourism is the country's fastest-growing source of foreign currency, the central bank has lowered the industry's growth forecast in 2019.


Ninety Percent of Sri Lanka’s Coral Reefs Are Dead

The live corals have been destroyed by illegal fishing methods, climate change and high levels of pollution dumped into the seas, says the country’s state-owned marine protection body.


Sri Lanka Now Plans to Hang Drug Dealers After Being Inspired by the Philippines

After nearly half a century of no executions, the President wants to revive capital punishment after seeing Duterte’s crackdown against drugs.


Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access


We Met the Leader of the Group Blamed for the Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

Until Easter Sunday, NTJ was just one of many peripheral hard-line religious groups in Sri Lanka.


Muslim Women in Sri Lanka Are Pissed About the Post-Bombing Burqa Ban

“Some people have been wearing the niqab for over 30 years and it is a very big part of their identity. Are they not citizens of this country? What about their rights?”


The Aftermath of the Sri Lanka Attacks Continues for South Asia’s Young Minorities

There's fear and then there's hope for those living on the fringes.


Sri Lanka’s Muslims Fear Retaliation and Alienation in Wake of Easter Bombings

Muslims make up less than 10 percent of Sri Lanka’s population and have historically faced persecution by right-wing Buddhist groups.


We Ask Sri Lankan Catholic Youth How the Easter Bombings Changed Their Lives

“The fact that all those people died in a church—a place we all thought beyond doubt was one of the safest places to be in—is just not fair.”


Sri Lanka’s Grief Over Easter Attacks Is Turning to Fury at the Government

What we know, and still don’t know, about the bombings in Sri Lanka.