In 2011, Shyam Selvadurai dreamed up a program called Write to Reconcile. Over three years, this effort brought together youth from around Sri Lanka to write across ethnic and religious boundaries.
Moises Saman’s latest work captures the terrible aftermath of the country’s civil war among its Tamil minority.
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.
A forgotten generation of leprosy victims finds sanctuary at a hospital in Sri Lanka.
The cure for leprosy came too late for the patients who've been living at an asylum in Sri Lanka for most of their lives.
Meet the Sri Lankan monk who's sees good karma in organ and tissue donation.
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.
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.
In 2009, Sri Lanka's Tamil minority suffered terrible crimes at the hands of the Sri Lankan government. Now, photographic and video evidence is surfacing.
A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker who claims to have suffered extensive torture before escaping to the UK has won a last minute reprieve just hours before he was due to be forcibly deported.
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.
Callum Macrae talks on BBC World Service about Sri Lanka and his documentary film "No Fire Zone."
Since Sri Lanka's brutal civil war ended, writers are exploring reconciliation through narrative.
It has been eight years since the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, and Tamil-speaking war widows in the country's north are still seeking justice for wartime violations.
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.
The Buddhist practice of giving gifts to help those less fortunate has made Sri Lanka one of the world's leading suppliers of eyes.
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.
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...
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...
Ross Velton discovers how the cure for leprosy came too late for the patients at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Ross Velton describes how Sri Lanka has become a world leader in the supply of corneas. But what's driving this surprising new export?
Introducing the winners of the "Beyond War" reporting fellowship competition for Campus Consortium students and alums: Julia Canney from William & Mary and Sarah Hoenicke from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Rarely does a film launch take place at Britain’s House of Commons, but there seemed no more appropriate venue for the official release of the Sinhala translation of the documentary film No Fire Zone.
Pulitzer Center grantee Callum Macrae in the Colombo Mirror discussing the need for justice and accountability in Sri Lanka.
"No Fire Zone" is one of five films to win this year's BRITDOC Impact Award, which celebrates the standout documentary films that are changing the world.
In response to censorship, creators of the documentary No Fire Zone have decided to release the film for free streaming in regions where the ban on the film has been implemented.
"No Fire Zone" creates Internet waves after screening in England, starting with a tweet from Prime Minister David Cameron.
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.
Join us for multiple screenings of "No Fire Zone," film of record and a call to action: The true story of war crimes committed at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009.
In Malaysia British filmmaker Callum Macrae's four-year fight for accountability on alleged Sri Lanka war crimes raises a new issue: the public's right to see a controversial film.
"No Fire Zone" Director Callum Macrae tells how he came to document what might have been Sri Lanka's 'war without witness.'
See the global response to preliminary footage from "No Fire Zone," Callum Macrae's upcoming documentary about Sri Lankan war crimes, on Storify.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan asks students to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using print and video to inform an audience about organ and tissue donations.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will analyze how authors order ideas and emphasize details to report on a global conflict. They will reflect on injustices they have witnessed and write their own reports on local conflicts.