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VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
Fiction, Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Book excerpt

War, conflict and friendships in Ceylon: Suncatcher

A riveting excerpt from Romesh Gunesekera’s coming-of-age novel that explores difficult friendships and sudden awakenings against the backdrop of the changing face of Ceylon.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
LTTE, Islamic Terror, Sri Lanka, Sri lanka serial blasts

Sri Lanka’s Islamist nightmare: Why the investigation is being closely watched by India and Maldives

The ISIS aims to heighten religious tensions through mass casualty attacks on places of worship. Sri Lanka has so far not focused intensively on ISIS recruits and splinter groups. That will change.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Neighbours first, China, India, Sri Lanka

Political turmoil in Sri Lanka: Why India needs to wake up to challenges from Mahinda Rajapaksa's return

The article is co-authored by Atul K Thakur, a New Delhi-based columnist, and Rajiv Jayaram, a journalist and political commentator.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Myanmar, Buddhists, Sri Lanka, Anti-Muslim attacks

Why anti-Muslims attacks in Sri Lanka have shades of Myanmar

The Muslim leadership in the island nation has described the latest incidents as unprecedented and are not ruling out further spurt in violence in future.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Sri Lanka, Science Channel, Adam's bridge, Ram setu

Not only Hindus, Ram Setu is equally sacred to Muslims and Christians

Instead of politicising the Science Channel claims, focus should be on conservation against wreckage by the dredging mafia.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
BCCI, Cricket, Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s latest trick: Carry Sri Lanka along to South Africa

The decision was taken after back-to-back double centuries against listless islanders.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Virat Kohli, Nagpur Test, Sri Lanka, India

Sri Lanka's simple solution – give up on cricket, give up on India

Extreme measures are needed after a spate of bullying defeats at the hands of Big Brother.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Sri Lanka, Refugee, Terrorist, Rohingyas

Deporting Rohingyas will inspire hate not humanity

The unwritten bias is Muslims are not welcome in this country.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
Deb diplomacy, Xi Jinping, Sri Lanka, Hambantota

How China plans to tame Sri Lanka with 'debt trap diplomacy'

For India, China's growing presence around its periphery will continue to pose challenges.

SPORTS

 |  2-minute read
ICC, BCCI, Sri Lanka, India

Do too many India-Sri Lanka cricket matches bother the players as well?

Most Indian players are happy to play ball looking at the larger picture.