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Sri Lanka’s Ceylon National Dancers. (Asia Society)

#TBT: Sri Lankan Dance Troupe 'Snakes' Its Way Through America in 1958

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: one of Asia Society's earliest cultural performances. more
Two men fish on stilts with great skill and courage in Uva, Sri Lanka on May 10, 2015. (Bachellier Christian/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Perched On a Pole and Fishing in Sri Lanka

Two men fish on stilts with great skill and courage in Uva, Sri Lanka on May 10, 2015. (Bachellier Christian/Flickr) more
Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Guards of the Ruins in Sri Lanka

Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr) more
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation. more

When Societies Open: The Global Philanthropic Footprint of George Soros (Complete)

Open Society Foundations Chairman George Soros, in an hour-long conversation with Asia Society's Orville Schell, covers much of the globe and touches on politics, finance, philanthropy, and even philosophy. more
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