At the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka, a war memorial dedicated to the Tamil people was destroyed over the weekend, resulting in student protests, sudden arrests and a viral Instagram post.
What happened: On Jan. 8, the Sri Lankan authorities bulldozed a monument known as the Mullivaikkal memorial, according to Al Jazeera.
Police in Sri Lanka are employing inhuman ways to confirm whether a man has engaged in gay sex, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Sri Lanka, an island nation of 21 million people, criminalizes “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” and “gross indecency between persons.”
A cat trained to smuggle drugs made a daring escape from its detention at a high-security prison in Sri Lanka.
The cat was captured after being detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday inside Welikada Prison, according to The Telegraph. Officials discovered two grams of heroin, two SIM cards and a memory chip hidden inside a plastic bag in its collar.
Sri Lankan model Caroline Jurie took home the title of Mrs. World 2020 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort over the weekend.
Jurie, 27, bested candidates from 50 other countries, with Mrs. Ireland and Mrs. U.S. Virgin Islands winning first- and second-runner up, respectively.
An activist in Thailand is calling for change for an ailing 70-year-old elephant which is allegedly forced to work consecutive nights at a festival in Kandy, Sri Lanka despite her alarming condition.
Netizens slammed a couple from Brussels who dangled out of a moving train in Sri Lanka to capture what they described as one of their “wildest kisses.”
Jean and Camille, known as @backpackdiariez on Instagram, claimed to have quit their corporate jobs in London to travel the world together.
A local celebrity chef and her daughter were among those killed in the multiple bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Shantha Mayadunne, a household name in the island nation, was known for her cookbooks (“Rasa Bojun,” “Rasa Bojun 2”), culinary school (Shantha Mayadunne School of Cooking Art) and live cooking show at the Independent Television Network.
A heart-wrenching video of an injured elephant in in agonizing pain in Sri Lanka recently emerged on social media. The male elephant reportedly collapsed in a puddle of mud near a jungle and was unable to get up.
In the touching footage, rescuers from Kottukachchiya in Sri Lanka are seen comforting the hurt elephant as it lays in the mud. Locals who responded to save the poor animal reportedly discovered that a nail was hammered on one of its legs, according to the Daily Mail.