Photographs recently released by the New York Public Library show daily life on the island during the British colonial period.
Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.
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.
Two men fish on stilts with great skill and courage in Uva, Sri Lanka on May 10, 2015. (Bachellier Christian/Flickr)
Two grey langurs sit together at an old ruin site in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on March 22, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)
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.
A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)
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.
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