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  1. September 22, 2013

    Sri Lanka Tamil opposition wins in first polls since civil war

    Sri Lanka’s main Tamil opposition party has won an emphatic victory in the first provincial poll in Northern Province since...

  2. March 14, 2013

    Sri Lanka under pressure over human rights

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is facing an intensifying chorus of international criticism over his country’s human...

  1. November 9, 2012

    Ex-Sri Lankan Tigers swap bombs for bras

    Hundreds of former Tamil Tigers, the defeated Sri Lankan rebel army, are moving into a peaceful trade, swapping a history of...

  2. March 16, 2012

    War-torn beauty

    Saying I’m going on holiday to Sri Lanka elicits one of two reactions from my friends. There’s the...

  3. Westminster Blog

    October 3, 2011

    Richard Graham gets into trouble for calling Israel report 'whitewash'

    As a former diplomat, you might expect new Tory MP Richard Graham to choose his words carefully, especially because he works...

  4. The World

    June 17, 2011

    Sri Lanka and war crimes

    Will the Sri Lankan government be able to shrug off the persistent allegations that war crimes were committed, in its...

  5. May 13, 2011

    Closing the net on Rajaratnam

    In late October 2008, Rajat Gupta, a board member of Goldman Sachs, sat in a conference room at the New York office of...

  6. May 12, 2011

    Sri Lanka offers insurgency advice

    Sri Lanka has invited military officials from 54 countries, including the US and China, to a seminar to showcase how the...

  7. April 26, 2011

    Sri Lanka bristles over UN war crimes report

    The Sri Lankan government has warned of sweeping protests against the UN after it criticised the military campaign that...

  8. January 13, 2011

    Sri Lanka sends army to help flood victims

    Sri Lanka launched a massive rescue operation on Thursday to assist hundreds of thousands of people displaced by floods,...

  9. May 21, 2010

    Beijing tightens its embrace of Sri Lanka

    At Hambantota, a remote fishing town on Sri Lanka's south coast, Chinese engineers dig a channel through the beaches,...

  10. May 20, 2010

    Sri Lanka builds on Chinese support

    At Hambantota, a remote fishing town on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Chinese engineers dig a channel through the beaches,...

  11. May 20, 2010

    Sri Lanka builds on Chinese support

    At Hambantota, a remote fishing town on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Chinese engineers are digging a channel through the...

  12. April 8, 2010

    Sri Lankan leader to tighten grip on power

    As Sri Lankans vote in a parliamentary poll today, the only thing that seems guaranteed is that Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...

  13. April 7, 2010

    Sri Lanka leader to tighten grip on power

    As Sri Lankans vote in a parliamentary poll on Thursday, the only thing that seems guaranteed is that Mahinda Rajapaksa, the...

  14. Money Supply

    February 16, 2010

    Sri Lankan cenbank staff to learn Tamil

    Sri Lanka’s central bank staff are to become proficient in Tamil, the language of the Tamil Tigers who were until recently...

  15. November 19, 2009

    Sri Lanka cuts rates despite economic rebound as polls loom

    Sri Lanka's central bank cut key interest rates yesterday in spite of its economy showing signs of recovery since a 26-year...

  16. November 18, 2009

    Sri Lanka cuts rates as polls loom

    Sri Lanka’s central bank cut key interest rates on Wednesday in spite of its economy showing signs of recovery since a...

  17. November 16, 2009

    Sri Lankan general quits amid election talk

    Sri Lanka’s most senior military figure resigned his post on Monday amid speculation that he plans to run against the...

  18. November 12, 2009

    HSBC in landmark opening

    HSBC will become the first foreign bank to open a branch in Jaffna, the war-torn northern peninsula of Sri Lanka that only...

  19. November 12, 2009

    HSBC in landmark Jaffna branch opening

    HSBC will become the first foreign bank to open a branch in Jaffna, the war-torn northern peninsula of Sri Lanka that only...

  20. November 11, 2009

    HSBC plans landmark Jaffna branch opening

    HSBC will become the first foreign bank to open a branch in Jaffna, the war-torn northern peninsula of Sri Lanka that only...

  21. October 28, 2009

    Sri Lanka to examine claims of rights abuses

    The Sri Lankan government has moved to set up its own inquiry into allegations of serious human rights abuses during its...

  22. October 27, 2009

    Sri Lanka to probe rights abuse claims

    The Sri Lankan government has moved to set up its own inquiry into allegations of serious human rights abuses during its...

  23. October 23, 2009

    Lawsuit alleges funding for Tigers

    Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire hedge fund manager charged in an insider trading case, was accused yesterday in a civil...

  24. October 22, 2009

    Lawsuit alleges Rajaratnam funded Tigers

    Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire hedge fund manager charged in an insider trading case, was accused on Thursday in a civil...

  25. FT Alphaville

    October 19, 2009

    "Put ya money on Galleon!" - Rajaratnam's rap sheet

    Few things in life can further pulverise an already bloodied reputation like a comedy rap song. Several years before Raj...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 19, 2009

    US gears up after Rajaratnam arrest

    US federal investigators are gearing up to file charges against an array of insider-trading networks, some linked to the...

  27. October 19, 2009

    Sri Lanka claims Rajaratnam involved in funding Tamil Tigers

    Raj Rajaratnam, the New York-based billionaire and hedge fund manager charged in an alleged insider trading scheme on...

  28. October 18, 2009

    Sri Lanka claims Rajaratnam gave Tamil Tigers ‘millions’

    Raj Rajaratnam, the New York-based billionaire and hedge fund manager charged in an alleged insider trading scheme on...

  29. August 9, 2009

    Tamil Tiger allies win seats in polls

    Political allies of the separatist Tamil Tigers, defeated by Sri Lanka’s army in May, won several seats in the first local...

  30. May 29, 2009

    Zero tolerance for terrorists is the only road to peace

    From Mr Harold Seneker. Sir, The editorial “Engaging Islam” (May 22) was at once importantly right and dangerously wrong. It...

  31. May 26, 2009

    Out of hiding

    Paul Harris, an adventurous publisher turned freelance war correspondent, has just published his memoirs ( More Thrills...

  32. May 23, 2009

    Best week for Sensex since 1992

    The week belonged to Indian shares, which started with their strongest one-day gain since 1992 on hopes that a surprisingly...

  33. May 21, 2009

    Sri Lanka and the war on terror

    Gideon Rachman's blog: So have we finally seen evidence that it is indeed possible to win a military victory in the war on...

  34. The World

    May 20, 2009

    Sri Lanka and the war on terror

    So have we finally seen the evidence that it is indeed possible to win a military victory in the war on terror? The Sri...

  35. May 8, 2009

    A new hunger for headlines

    The 28th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands was marked this week with more journalistic coverage than you would expect....

  36. The World

    April 27, 2009

    Sri Lanka's terrible conflict

    It is remarkable how little attention the war in Sri Lanka is getting. Londoners are probably dimly aware that something is...

  37. April 22, 2009

    Top Tamil Tiger officials surrender

    Sri Lanka’s military on Wednesday claimed two senior ethnic Tamil rebels surrendered, fuelling speculation that one of the...

  38. March 8, 2009

    War-weary Sri Lanka dares look to future

    In Vaharai, eastern Sri Lanka, there are checkpoints, army camps and barbed wire everywhere. Buildings are pockmarked with...

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