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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(...)

The fortress walls and lighthouse at Galle, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 10 years after the end of its civil war, Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Better trans(...)

Athula Kuruppu Arachchi: “Running your own business is very hard, you have to sacrifice so much. You’re not getting any margin at the beginning.” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Athula Kuruppu Arachchi’s grandmother taught him to cook. As a child, he’d often watch in fascination as she bustled around the family kitchen mixing (...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo/Reuters

Deutsche Bank AG is considering extensive cuts to its cash equities business in the US as part of a wider restructuring of its investment bank, accord(...)

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(...)

‘Elephants Watering Amongst Water Lilies, Ceylon’

Two watercolour paintings of 19th century Ceylon – today known as Sri Lanka – by an Irish artist, are to go under the hammer in a travel-related aucti(...)

A rickshaw puller waits for passengers during rainy weather in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 on Monday as a severe and intensifying cyclone churned towards its low-lying coas(...)

Mallavi Central College students Kaleirasi, L Sharaniya and Nishanthini during a Music Project violin lesson. Photograph: Joseph O’Connor

Indhumadhi sits on a small wooden stool proudly displaying a photograph of her son pictured in his school orchestra. Beside her, at her home in Mullai(...)

The lake’s shimmering fresh water  nourishes the surrounding fields, providing food for the villagers and guests.

Ulpotha’s rave reviews and gushing fans had us reaching for our credit cards and booking flights before we could say, “Namaste”, but as soon as I scru(...)

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