Sri Lanka


Thaal Feasts Hold Sri Lanka’s Bohra Muslim Community Together

Sharing a meal in the thaal tradition, which sees guests seated around a large circular platter with sweet and savoury dishes, is a defining feature of Bohra migrant life.


Quickies: Make This 30-Minute Curry with Whatever You Have in the Fridge

Chef Yohini Nandakumar’s Sri Lankan-inspired curry is your new all-killer, no-filler midweek meal.


The Mess in Northern Irish Politics Shows Where Far-Right Rhetoric Gets You

Ian Paisley Jr's cringing apology for breaking "paid advocacy" rules was no surprise to anyone familiar with the toxic politics of the DUP.


M.I.A. Has Finally Released the Full Trailer For Her Documentary

Despite the delays and uncertainty, 'MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A' looks pretty astonishing.


Undercover Footage Shows British Police Are Training Riot-Cops Linked to War Crimes in Sri Lanka

Foreign aid money is being spent on a paramilitary style unit notorious for its brutality and linked to extra-judicial killings.


We Asked People What Childhood Moment Shaped Them the Most

Here are the stories people told their therapists about.


Why the Outsider Pride of M.I.A.'s ‘Kala’ Still Matters 10 Years Later

By lifting "global" sounds and dropping them into a club-friendly context, this album used sonic innovation to try smash down borders.


Meet the Husband-and-Wife Team Behind Sri Lanka's First Sinhalese-Tamil Cookbook

Conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils raged in Sri Lanka until 2009. But in the pages of Sri Lanka: The Cookbook, dishes from both ethnic groups—including hoppers, dhal, and tamarind curry—sit side by side.


Australian Streaker Given Week in Jail After Naked Funtime on Sri Lankan Cricket Pitch

The gentleman in question enjoyed an extremely naked slip-and-slide session on the wet pitch covering, and was subsequently arrested.


'Dheepan' Is a Searing Thriller About a Guerrilla Fighter Turned Refugee

We caught up with Jacques Audiard, the French auteur behind the Palme d'Or–winning Dheepan, which follows a former Tamil Tiger and his family's struggles to get by.


Murali Makes History: The Greatest Bowler In Test Cricket

On this week in 2004, Muttiah Muralitharan became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. It was a title he would have to fight for dauntlessly – along with his legacy itself.