Sri Lanka: Isle full of noises that no one is listening to

The image of Sri Lanka as a latter-day paradise was tragically marred by a bitter civil war in which both sides committed atrocities. Denial is in the air – which will do nothing to reconcile an ancient people already divided by religion, ethnicity and language. Continue reading Sri Lanka: Isle full of noises that no one is listening to

If you go down to the woods (in Sri Lanka), you’re sure of a big surprise

Tracked down in the forests of northern Sri Lanka, a new species of venomous tarantula has been found. Related to the Goliath bird-eater, it is one of the world’s largest spiders with legs like the goddess Kali. Continue reading If you go down to the woods (in Sri Lanka), you’re sure of a big surprise