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Former LTTE (Tamil Tiger) fighters who went through the government’s rehabilitation programme: Thusi Manivannan (31), Tharshan Mariyaneshan (32) Rakeeshan Kilayanathan (40), Punithan (45) and Kumar Ramalingam (45). Photograph: Tom Farrell

Punithan, now in his mid-40s, still remembers his induction at age 14 into the Tamil Tigers, the now defunct rebel army that once controlled much of S(...)

Sri Lankan soldiers guard a road after a mob attack in Kottampitiya, Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Photograph:   Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Eas(...)

Kandy Therapeutics is  set to advance trials on a drug it believes could help women deal with hot flushes and night-time sweats linked to menopause. Photograph: PA Wire

Women’s healthcare group Kandy Therapeutics has raised £25 million (€27.50 million) to advance trials on a product it believes could help millions of (...)

A Sri Lankan Muslim from among the Moor community standing at his business establishment in Pallekelle, Kandy, on Wednesday, after it  had been attacked and looted. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lanka barred social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to stem violence against minority Muslims after mob attacks continued despi(...)