June 23, 2022
Sri Lanka: The Reality of Mealtime in the Midst of Economic Collapse
The island nation’s worst economic crisis since its 1948 independence has forced people to change how and what they eat.
December 20, 2021
How Sri Lanka Became a Hollywood Filming Destination
When India says no or is too much of a hassle, the island nation has filled the void. But this trend has yet to lead to a boom in local film or film tourism.
October 1, 2021
“Enjoy Enjaami”: How a Tamil Song Led to a Public Outcry About Caste
A magazine cover by Rolling Stone India and a Times Square billboard sparked public outrage over Dalit erasure.
September 9, 2021
The Sri Lankan Hopper is Going Global
The quintessential island snack is making its way around the world, appearing on menus from the U.K. to Australia and beyond.
September 3, 2021
“A Pained Spectator of the War”: Anuk Arudpragasam on “A Passage North”
The Sri Lankan Tamil novelist talks to us about his Booker Prize-longlisted novel, his aversion to writing dialogue, and what’s next.
July 23, 2021
Why Sri Lanka Loves Russian Literature
The Soviet Union translated Russian books in local languages as a propaganda tool. Decades later, those books still hold influence in Sri Lanka.
February 24, 2021
Sri Lanka’s Little-Known Memoni Cuisine
For years, Memoni food remained absent from mainstream Sri Lankan cuisine, but women from the community are changing that.
November 12, 2020
The Revival of Sri Lanka's Kithul Palm Treacle
The sweet vegan syrup is evolving from a dessert sweetener to a condiment in savory dishes and boozy drinks.
September 25, 2020
Rishi Naleendra, Michelin Star-Chef, Spotlights Sri Lankan Cuisine
A "short brown guy from a small island" shared his native food with the world — and they ate it up.
August 6, 2020
The Rise of Male Belly Dancers
Indian men are blurring gender lines and embracing belly dance as a form of expression.