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When Will Sri Lanka End Its Silence?

Sri Lankan policemen look on as Tamil pro-government activists take part in a demonstration outside the UN offices in Colombo on March 10, 2014, to protest a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka.

Photo of the Day: Making a Catch in Sri Lanka

A fisherman casts his rod in the surf in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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A fisherman casts his rod in the surf in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: A Furniture Vendor in Sri Lanka

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A man carries kindergarten furniture for sale on his shoulders as he walks in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Fishing in Sri Lanka

Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: A Vibrant Sale in Sri Lanka

A woman walks past colorful paintings for sale on the roadside in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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A woman walks past colorful paintings for sale on the roadside in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Life in Motion in Sri Lanka

People make their way up and down the steps of Kelyani Temple in Sri Lanka on August 3, 2013. (Humans & Elephants/Flickr)
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People make their way up and down the steps of Kelyani Temple in Sri Lanka on August 3, 2013. (Humans & Elephants/Flickr)

On World Refugee Day, New Solution Needed for Asia's Uprooted Peoples

Zaafar Khan from Myanmar shows his UN High Commissioner for Refugees-issued ID on February 19, 2013, after being arrested on suspicion of trying to sail to Australia. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian governments need to create the conditions that will allow them to host foreign populations — whether those people are political or simply economic refugees — within their borders.

Photo of the Day: Vesak Buddhist Festival in Sri Lanka

A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka."

Video: 'Perennial Plate' Filmmakers Condense Culinary Odyssey Across India

Lifestyle

Food writers and filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine trekked across India for their acclaimed web series The Perennial Plate — and have the viral hit to prove it.