It’s common for people to live near others who speak a different – but similar – language. But generally, they handle their differences without violence.
Sri Lankans are contending with growing levels of starvation, death and disruption. Now they are also facing the brutal violence of the state.
Massive price rises in Sri Lanka have led to protesters looking for economic and governmental change.
The country has a long history of ethnic and religious conflict, but the worst economic crisis in decades has brought protesters together.
The island nation is the latest economy to implode through mismanagement – for which the citizens will pay more than foreign creditors.
Sri Lanka is facing one of its worst ever economic crises. There are a host of reasons, but China is not to blame.
Sri Lanka was already experiencing a severe economic and financial crisis. Then Russia invaded Ukraine.
All countries that criminalise women having sex with other women should immediately repeal these laws.
A scholar of Islam explains how Muslim religious leaders, starting around the year 1050, worked with political rulers to challenge what they considered to be sacrilegious influence on society.
Sri Lanka is still grappling with the consequences of the cargo ship fire, which dumped tonnes of plastic and hazardous chemicals into the ocean.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
This Mother’s Day reflect on why mainstream media doesn’t recognize racialized women-led resistance movements as feminism. On the 12th anniversary of the Gardiner protest, let’s centre Tamil mothers.
South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.
There is a need to be alive to tensions between short- and long-term objectives, as well as the assumptions we hold around what we consider to be “better” and how to achieve it.
Monks in Thailand are increasingly providing food and other essential items for laypeople – a reversal of traditional roles.
The story of how many Asian garment manufacturers joined this different supply chain during the pandemic – with no help from western retail customers.
There are many more ways to elect a president than the US method – and several alternatives beyond the popular vote.
A UN aid worker turned his experiences in war-torn Sri Lanka into a graphic novel.
Promising to plant 100m trees a year is one thing; making them grow can be quite another.