A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa (left) is sworn in as the new prime minister before President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo on Friday. Photograph: Sri Lanka’s president’s office via Reuters

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as prime minister on Friday, after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked incumbent Ranil Wi(...)

 Sri Lankan Special Task Force soldiers engage in relief and rescue efforts following a landslide in the village of Aranayake in central Sri Lanka. Photograph: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing(...)

 Human rights activists hold placards during a protest in Colombo on December 3rd against a Saudi court’s decision to sentence a Sri Lankan to death by stoning, for adultery. Photograph: M A Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Saudi authorities have agreed to consider an appeal against the sentence of death by stoning imposed on a 45-year-old Sri Lankan maid for adultery, Sr(...)