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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.

Remembering 'Iconic' Beate Sirota Gordon, 1923-2012

Beate Sirota Gordon in the Asia Society New York auditorium in 1987. (Mark Stern)
Arts

From 1970 to 1991, Gordon served as Asia Society's director of performing arts and then later director of performances, films and lectures. But Asia Society was just one chapter in a remarkable life.

Photos of the Day: Asia Celebrates the Arrival of 2013

A worker puts up a sign to bring in the new year ahead of Myanmar's first public New Year countdown celebration at the Myoma grounds in Yangon, Myanmar on December 31, 2012. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year.

Photo of the Day: Greetings from Sri Lanka

A man waves to the camera at the market in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 1, 2012. (Carbajo.Sergio/Flickr)
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A man waves to the camera at the market in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 1, 2012. (Carbajo.Sergio/Flickr)

South Korea's New President May Be Female, But She is No Women's Rights Crusader

South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye waves to supporters as she arrives to deliver a victory speech on a stage in the centre of Seoul on December 19, 2012. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region.

What's Next for US Policy Toward South Asia?

Policy

Simply connecting the countries of South Asia with each other and their neighbors may not be enough, says a new Asia Society report.

To Ensure Peace and Justice, International Community Must Lead by Example

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (C) arrives at the Bangkok Metropolitan Police headquarters on Dec. 9, 2011 for questioning over a deadly military crackdown he oversaw on mass opposition protests in Bangkok in April and May of 2010. (Joan Manuel Baliellas/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A critical question confronts Thailand, Sri Lanka and other Asian nations: Is lasting peace possible in the absence of justice?

Photo of the Day: Diehard Fanfare in Sri Lanka

A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
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A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)