Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

A Happier Kind Of Philosophy

I'm not a religious person. As a philosophy teacher, my go-to thinker was Spinoza, who once wrote that religion was created "to deceive the people and to constrain the minds of men" But I guess ...

Sri Lanka

Wish Upon A Line

Members of Sri Lanka's Hindu minority have a religious custom where they tie a piece of colored cloth ...

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A President's Downfall, Nepotism And A Ghost Town In Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was credited with defeating Tamil guerillas, lost his bid for reelection i...

Sri Lanka

No Escape For Traumatized Pakistani Refugees In Sri Lanka

Pakistan is ranked among the most dangerous countries in the world for religious minorities. Marg...

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Extra Plump

Statues of Buddhas are famously plump, but these chubby figures at Kelaniya Temple near the Sri Lankan ...

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Sad Roadside Attraction

A few tourists were willing to give this man a couple of rupees to be allowed to approach and touch his chained baby ...

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Holy Business

Straw hats, maracas, decoratives masks ... The ancient Sri Lankan ...

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May 22

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