For more than 2,000 years, several volumes of classical South Asian texts remained locked away in languages that have either died, have a dwindling number of speakers or no one bothered to translate these stories for a global audience.
In Sri Lanka, government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels engaged in a new round of deadly fighting in a civil war conflict that has left thousands dead or displaced. Ravi Nessman, the Associated Press bureau chief in Colombo, offers insight on the story. Continue reading
Clashes between Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger separatist fighters and the Sri Lankan military have intensified in recent days, with new accusations of hundreds of civilian deaths surfacing in the long-running dispute. Continue reading