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  1. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2014

    Counting the cost of Sri Lanka's violence

    Concern about the worst bout of communal fighting to hit Sri Lanka’s since the end of its civil war in 2009 deepened on...

  2. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2013

    Sri Lanka rate cut: too much, too soon?

    Cabraal: optimist Sri Lanka watched nervously as India’s rupee plunged, not least because it too suffers from the high...

  1. FT Photo Diary

    August 14, 2013

    Protest in Sri Lanka

    Eranga Jayawardena/AP An opposition supporter wearing a mask of President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a protest in Colombo, Sri...

  2. June 24, 2013

    A Sri Lanka summit discredits the Commonwealth

    The world is so busy cheering on the emergence of democracy in Myanmar that it is in danger of averting its eyes from the...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    May 28, 2013

    Stand in line ahead of President Rajapaksa's arrival

    Zhao Wang/AFP A Chinese honour guard (second right) on Tuesday uses a string to make sure guards stand in line outside the...

  4. March 21, 2013

    UN criticises Sri Lanka over human rights

    Sri Lanka’s government faces a period of extended criticism over its human rights record following the passage of a...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 18, 2013

    London headlines

    * China replaces UK in top 5 arms exporters * Saudi cleric urges royals to adopt reform * Airport cements Sri Lanka’s China...

  6. March 17, 2013

    Airport cements Sri Lanka’s China links

    As President Mahinda Rajapaksa cuts the ribbon to open Sri Lanka’s second international airport on Monday, he will hail a...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 13, 2013

    Sri Lanka: no need for IMF, after all?

    It isn’t every day that a country cancels a plan to seek $1bn in emergency loans from the International Monetary Fund, just...

  8. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2012

    Sri Lanka's crafty rate cut

    Having been forced into a dramatic interest rate hike earlier this year to fend off a balance of payments crisis, Sri...

  9. 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...

  10. October 31, 2012

    Sri Lanka: A tight grip on the controls

    Sri Lanka has three commonly spoken languages: Sinhalese, Tamil and English. But anyone driving towards the soon-to-open...

  11. May 20, 2012

    Sri Lanka set to free jailed general

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has approved the early release of Sri Lanka’s jailed former army chief in a move designed to...

  12. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2011

    Sri Lanka: devaluation and the IMF

    Sri Lanka announced a shock 3 per cent currency devaluation on Monday in an attempt to boost export competitiveness and keep...

  13. 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...

  14. March 3, 2011

    The China Syndrome

    Let’s just talk, you know, straight realpolitik. We are in a competition with China. Take Papua New Guinea: huge energy find...

  15. January 14, 2011

    Sri Lanka fears food crisis after flooding

    Sri Lanka faces a deepening food crisis as recent severe floods have decimated crops at a time of high prices and left a...

  16. August 13, 2010

    Sri Lanka ex-army chief convicted

    Sri Lanka has given a dishonourable discharge to the general who led the government’s historic military victory in 2009 over...

  17. July 6, 2010

    Sri Lanka shrugs off EU move on trade

    Sri Lanka on Tuesday dismissed moves by the European Union to suspend the island’s access to preferential trade concessions,...

  18. June 7, 2010

    World Diary

    TODAYUK leaders meet GatesRobert Gates , US defence secretary, holds talks in London with David Cameron, the new UK prime...

  19. 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,...

  20. May 21, 2010

    Island seeks Bollywood lift

    Sri Lanka is turning to India's Bollywood film industry to help patch up its image a year after its civil war ended, reports...

  21. May 21, 2010

    Sri Lanka seeks Bollywood lift

    Sri Lanka is turning to India’s Bollywood film industry to help patch up its image one year after it defeated the island’s...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. May 18, 2010

    Probing a dirty war

    The International Crisis Group has called for a United Nations investigation into war crimes committed by the government and...

  25. May 18, 2010

    Pressure builds on Sri Lanka over war crime allegations

    Sri Lanka is facing renewed calls for a United Nations investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by the government...

  26. May 17, 2010

    Pressure on Sri Lanka for war crimes probe

    Sri Lanka is facing renewed calls for a United Nations investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by the government...

  27. April 23, 2010

    Sri Lanka braced for tourist onslaught

    Tourism is rebounding so quickly in Sri Lanka after the end of the island’s civil war that in one or two years the country...

  28. April 23, 2010

    Sri Lanka president cements family's power

    Sri Lanka's new parliament sat for the first time yesterday with the family of Mahinda Rajapaksa, president, cementing its...

  29. April 23, 2010

    Sri Lanka president cements family’s power

    Sri Lanka’s new parliament sat for the first time on Thursday with the family of Mahinda Rajapaksa, president, cementing its...

  30. April 12, 2010

    Sri Lanka president pushes for harmony after poll

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared he will use his victory in parliamentary elections last week for "reconciliation"...

  31. April 11, 2010

    Sri Lanka president pushes for harmony

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared he will use his victory in parliamentary elections last week for “reconciliation”...

  32. April 10, 2010

    Sri Lankan voters reward president

    Sri Lankans yesterday ushered in a new postwar era in the island's politics, delivering an overwhelming mandate to the...

  33. April 10, 2010

    Sri Lankan voters reward president for ending civil war

    Sri Lankans yesterday ushered in a new post-war era in the island's politics, delivering an overwhelming mandate to the...

  34. April 9, 2010

    Sri Lanka peace to bolster coalition

    Sri Lankans on Friday ushered in a new post-war era in the island’s politics, delivering an overwhelming mandate to the...

  35. April 9, 2010

    Sri Lanka peace to bolster coalition

    Sri Lankans voted yesterday in the first parliamentary elections free of the spectre of ethnic conflict, with most hoping...

  36. April 8, 2010

    Sri Lanka holds first postwar parliament poll

    Sri Lankans voted on Thursday in the first parliamentary elections free of the spectre of ethnic conflict, with most hoping...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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