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Sri Lanka: Love, Hope and Leprosy

Premawathe Ukuna and Maha Puthiasay are one of several couples at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital, Sri Lanka. Ross Velton visited to find out what life is like as part of a forgotten generation.

Sri Lanka: The Country that Supplies Eyes

There is a worldwide shortage of corneas for transplant operations. However one country is doing its best to satisfy demand without seeking any reward—at least in this life.

America's Sri Lankan Dilemma

The Obama Administration and the U.N. must ensure that Sri Lanka's reconciliation process is fair and just, rather than leaving the Sri Lankan government to its own devices.

Stalling Justice in Sri Lanka

Colombo's new government may bring positive changes. But, the absence of justice for the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians in "No Fire Zones" at the civil war's end in 2009 still remains.

March 06, 2016

Sri Lanka: Leprosy's Forgotten Generation

Ross Velton

As plans are being made to turn Sri Lanka’s oldest leprosy hospital into a museum or a geriatric home, the few remaining patients are a living history of the stigma of the disease.

February 11, 2013

No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

Callum Macrae, Zoe Sale

While the world looked away as many as 70 thousand civilians lost their lives, most at the hands of government shelling. This is the story of the final bloody weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war.

April 02, 2009

Disappearing in Sri Lanka

Maura R. O'Connor

Over the course of its 25-year conflict, Sri Lanka has been an island plagued by the abduction and disappearance of its citizens - some estimate tens of thousands. In the Eastern Province of the country—a region controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam until mid-2007 when the government...

August 23, 2008

Sri Lanka: Endless War?

Jason Motlagh

Sri Lanka is a byword for beauty and tragedy. Even the wholesale devastation of the Asian tsunami was not enough to halt a 25-year civil war between an ethnic Sinhalese-dominated government and a notorious separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also known as the Tamil Tigers. But...

Truth-Telling in Sri Lanka

Callum Macrae’s, “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka,” sparks a Twitter response from British PM David Cameron—and raises the stakes on this week’s Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka.

Storify: No Fire Zone: Global Responses

See the global response to preliminary footage from "No Fire Zone," Callum Macrae's upcoming documentary about Sri Lankan war crimes, on Storify.

This Week in Review: What We Eat

Long a staple in the developing world, palm oil’s versatility and long shelf-life are fueling a surging demand that has turned it into a lucrative cash crop--with devastating consequences.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.