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A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Great Rings of Fire in Sri Lanka

A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr) more
A woman belonging to the Sri Lankan minority Tamil ethnic group holds a photo of her son, who disappeared during the final stage of the Sri Lankan civil war, at a human rights protest festival on November 13, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Offers Greater Hope for 'Truth and Justice'

The surprise election of opposition politician Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s new president may open the door for "genuine and long-term reconciliation," a Sri Lankan analyst argues. more
 Newspapers for sale at a stall in Colombo on January 10, 2015, leading with headlines about Sri Lanka's new president Maithripala Sirisena. (Akruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia 21 Young Leader: Sri Lanka Election Upset Builds Expectations for Rule of Law

After nearly a decade of deteriorating democracy and judicial independence under outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a Sri Lankan legal expert argues, it’s time to reestablish individual rights. more
Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Billowing Clouds in Sri Lanka

Dense clouds blanket the mountain tops in Hopton, Sri Lanka on November 5, 2014. (uditha wickramanayaka/Flickr) more
A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Rowing on a River in Sri Lanka

A lone fisherman rows on calm green waters to go catch fish in Sri Lanka on October 4, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr) more
A peacock splays out its intricately patterned feathers in Sri Lanka on November 6, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Showing Off in Sri Lanka

A peacock splays out its intricately patterned feathers in Sri Lanka on November 6, 2014. (Kolitha de Silva/Flickr) more
An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Lone Trekker in Sri Lanka

An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr) more
Three monks dressed in orange climb the steps of the ancient palace Sigiriya in Central Province, Sri Lanka on July 30, 2014. (PappoAnton/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Climbing Infinite Stairs in Sri Lanka

Three monks dressed in orange climb the steps of the ancient palace Sigiriya in Central Province, Sri Lanka on July 30, 2014. (PappoAnton/Flickr) more
Samanth Subramanian (L) and Suhasini Haider (R) in Mumbai on August 7, 2014. (Asia Society India Centre)

This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War

Samanth Subramanian and Suhasini Haider discuss the aftermath of Sri Lanka's civil war. more
(springm / Markus Spring/Flickr)

Reconciling Sri Lanka

Honorable Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara discusses efforts to reconcile the Tamil and Sinhalese communities. more