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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)
Current AffairsPolicy

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: A Lone Sailor in Cambodia

A young boy drifts on a boat all alone in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia on February 24, 2014. (Suivez-Nous . Asia/Flickr)
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A young boy drifts on a boat all alone in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia on February 24, 2014. (Suivez-Nous . Asia/Flickr)

Videos: 100 'Peaceful and Wrathful' Deities Emerge from Millions of Grains of Sand

The sand mandala constructed by Tibetan Buddhist monks at Asia Society Museum over five days in February 2014. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Time-lapse footage captures the extraordinary process by which a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala came into being at Asia Society Museum over the course of five days.

Photo of the Day: Parked By A Paddy Field in Vietnam

A bicycle stands parked next to an open road by a paddy field in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam on March 2, 2014. (shoot film, not bullets/Flickr)
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A bicycle stands parked next to an open road by a paddy field in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam on March 2, 2014. (shoot film, not bullets/Flickr)

In Manila, Experts in Disaster Recovery Explain How to 'Build Back Better'

L to R: Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, Sir Robert Parker, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, and Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto at the second annual PCSI Forum in Manila on March 11, 2014. (Asia Society)
Current AffairsSustainability

Asia Society's second annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative conference convenes a disaster response master class, whose speakers have dealt with typhoons, tsunamis, and earthquakes.

Photo of the Day: An Infinitely Modern Bridge in Singapore

A modern bridge lit up under the evening sky in Singapore on March 8, 2014. (Qhairizad/Flickr)
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A modern bridge lit up under the evening sky in Singapore on March 8, 2014. (Qhairizad/Flickr)

Three Years On, Japan's Disaster Zone Needs More Than Money for a Real Recovery

Minamisanriku-cho, Tohoku, Japan, during the summer of 2012. (Andrew Littlejohn / www.andrewlewislittlejohn.com)
Sustainability

Even more than financial assistance, says a participant in the MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative, "ideas and inspiration" are needed in Japanese towns hit particularly hard by the tsunami of March 2011.

Photo of the Day: A Little Bit of Monkey Business in India

A young boy and his monkey walk along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2014. (NEENAD ARUL/Flickr)
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A young boy and his monkey walk along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2014. (NEENAD ARUL/Flickr)

How Governments Are Managing Food Safety as International Trade Grows

Delegates attend the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance Food Safety Cooperation Forum Meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia on April 13, 2013.
Food & RecipesPolicy

Shom Sen, Asia Society's Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his perspective on how globalization is making it harder for governments to enforce food safety standards, and what governments and businesses can do to help improve food safety.

Photo of the Day: Walking on a Busy Street in Beijing

An old man walks along a bustling street at night in Beijing, China on January 12, 2014. (Zhou/Ding/Flickr)
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An old man walks along a bustling street at night in Beijing, China on January 12, 2014. (Zhou/Ding/Flickr)