The stone walls had collapsed, bats were roosting in the rafters, the windows were boarded up, and a tree was growing through the roof.
Cashews grow inside a toxic shell, and each one requires rigorous processing before it's considered safe to eat.
32 people were arrested over child sex trafficking in Sri Lanka, police said on Monday. 22 of them are known to have had sex with a 15-year-old minor.
Marine species "never die in this way" around this period, said Sri Lanka's environment minister. The ship sank in early June.
The X-Press Pearl disaster is now threatening marine life as more than 350 metric tons of oil sink to the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
The MV X-Press Pearl caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka on May 20, and started sinking this week. It has already caused environmental damage.
The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl caught fire on May 20, and has spilled some chemicals and microplastics already.
Environmentalists say the debris and plastic pellets will have a far-reaching negative impact on wildlife in the region.
A container ship carrying 25 tons of nitric acid is still burning after it caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka on May 18.
The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl was waiting to enter a port in Sri Lanka when it caught fire last week.
Pushpika De Silva was crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka on Sunday. Moments later, the 2019 winner, Caroline Jurie, accused her of being ineligible.
Not all spices labeled "cinnamon" are the Ceylon variety. Many in the Western market are actually cheaper types of cinnamon called cassia.
A series of recent trips by US officials to small island countries in the Pacific and Indian oceans reflects those islands’ role in the US’s plans to counter China’s growing clout. The US has longstanding ties with many of those countries but doesn’t always attach the same importance to issues […]
This year, a few nations erected the tallest buildings in their history. One of those countries is Sri Lanka, where the 787-foot Altair building appears to be leaning on itself. Another is Russia, whose twisting Lakhta Centre is now the tallest building in Europe. China and the US didn’t build […]
Google’s annual Year in Search roundup has revealed that no one knows where Sri Lanka is. “Where is Sri Lanka” was the top trending search term of 2019 in the “Where is…” category. It should be noted that the horrific terrorist bombings that killed 250 people in Sri Lanka on […]
Travel & Leisure released its list of 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020. The list is compiled by Travel & Leisure editors as well as travel writers, advisors, and other experts. Destinations were chosen based on their prominence in the “global conversation” as well as “perennial favourites that are […]
Western countries have been sending their recycling to developing nations in Southeast Asia for decades. Officials in the recipient countries complain that the trash they receive is improperly labelled, and contains other types of garbage that they can’t recycle. On Tuesday, Sri Lanka ordered the return of 111 shipping containers […]