May 7, 2018 1
Good morning, early birds. Sri Lankan asylum seekers aboard a tanker have been intercepted by Malaysian authorities. Plus, fresh calls for a live exports ban after shocking new footage emerges. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
March 9, 2018 2
An escalation in violence is being expected between Sri Lanka's Buddhists and its Muslim minority. For some, echoes of the civil war are unavoidable.
February 25, 2015 3
Don't believe everything you read -- Tony Abbott's not doing any better overseas than he is here.
January 12, 2015
Last week's election of Maithripala Sirisena in Sri Lanka is yet another blow to China's economic prosperity, along with falling commodity prices and competition from regional rivals.
July 9, 2014 11
More than 150 people remain on an Australian Customs boat after a last-minute injunction stopped them from being returned to Sri Lanka. Crikey intern Paul Millar explains where Australia's sovereignty begins and ends.
July 9, 2014
Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.
February 10, 2014 8
England, Australia and England seem to be picking on other cricket-playing companies. Plus how long does it take to earn a beer?
January 7, 2014 1
A tribunal of academics and activists has found the Sri Lankan government guilty of the genocide of its Tamil minority. Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh was at the tribunal as an expert witness and asks: is Australia also to blame?
November 21, 2013 7
Some say there are ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, but the government denies it. With the recent CHOGM meeting shining a light on the issue, Crikey intern Virginia Millen explains the situation and looks at both sides.
November 19, 2013 1
Sir Howard ... whale watching for Sri Lankan boats? ... Whovians in Parliament ...
November 12, 2013 3
Sri Lanka hoped that hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting would showcase its development since the Tamil war. But it hasn't quite worked out that way.
October 7, 2013 4
Four years after the civil war ended, many Tamils have no expectation of peace or safety in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, writes Emily Howie at Inside Story. This is what drives boat migration.
September 17, 2013 22
The Sri Lankan government's human rights record is under attack, but not by The Australian's Greg Sheridan. He travelled to the country last month on a government-funded trip.
April 18, 2013 7
Australia locks up refugees escaping conflict in Sri Lanka under secret terms that, on the face of it, fit neatly with the authoritarian regime they're fleeing.
April 3, 2013 11
Bob Carr is not making use of Australia's Security Council seat. Will we ever stop following in lockstep with the Americans and show some Aussie initiative? Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh offers suggestions.
March 5, 2013 2
TV spots featuring cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga are not likely to prevent illegal immigration from Sri Lanka, writes freelance journalist Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.
February 22, 2013 3
A new report on Sri Lanka -- by the International Crisis Group -- deplores the country's "authoritarian turn" and says the attacks on dissenters threaten long-term stability and peace in the nation.
January 25, 2013 5
The call for a boycott of Sri Lanka's cricket team following the actions of the Sri Lankan military against the country's Tamil population is growing. But it's not just a cricket issue ...
January 7, 2013 12
Australia is one week into its stint on the UN Security Council. Understaffed, conflicted and facing a raft of tough international issues, decision-makers and bureaucrats have their work cut out, says former diplomat Bruce Haigh.
December 7, 2012 56
The growing disconnection between progressive and most voters on asylum seekers is driven by the Left's refusal to accept there are consequences to government policy.