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No tattoos please, we’re Buddhists

But casinos are no problem, reports Lasanda Kurukulasuriya in Sri Lanka.

Filed in: Politics Religion Sri Lanka

The true cost of your cup of tea

Sri Lankan tea pickers remain in a caste system that binds them to extreme poverty, says Marco Picardi.

Filed in: Sri Lanka Trade Work

Sri Lankan farmers resist new seed law

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya on the fight to safeguard biodiversity and the rural economy.

Filed in: Agriculture Corporations Sri Lanka

Crude triumphalism in Sri Lanka

On the eve of the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, Lewis Garland reports on the insidious disempowerment of the country’s Tamil community.

Filed in: Minorities Politics Sri Lanka

Deportation of Tamils helped the Sri Lankan state

Britain’s expulsion of ‘target population’ asylum-seekers has been valuable to Sri Lanka’s ‘counter-insurgency’ campaign, argues Phil Miller.

Filed in: Migration Politics Sri Lanka United Kingdom

The rise of red-robed Islamophobia in Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim fervour is rife – yet is being ignored by the authorities, says Lewis Garland.

Filed in: Religion Sri Lanka

The politics of humanity and the reality of aid

Former humanitarian chief defends the UN’s record during the civil war in Sri Lanka, but critics are unlikely to be convinced says Chris Harmer.

Filed in: Sri Lanka UN

Minister denies torture of Tamils deported from Britain

UK Border Agency defends removals to Sri Lanka, despite abuse of deportees documented by Human Rights Watch, writes Phil Miller.

Filed in: Politics Sri Lanka United Kingdom

Clear Sri Lankan landmines now!

Libby Powell is with the Mines Advisory Group who are teaching children perhaps their most important lesson: mine awareness.

Filed in: Arms Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka-Maldives relations put to the test

Despite offering sanctuary to the ousted Maldivian president’s family, Sri Lanka’s government is hedging its bets on the islands’ future.

Filed in: Maldives Politics Sri Lanka

Iranian oil embargo has a nasty ripple effect

Dependent on oil from Iran, but with the US its largest trading partner, Sri Lanka is stuck between a rock and a hard place, reports Lasanda Kurukulasuriya.

Filed in: Iran Nuclear Power Oil Sri Lanka

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