Asia Sri Lankan elephants' struggle to survive Elephants and people are in an increasingly dangerous confrontation. The anti-Muslim sentiments that helped him get elected are likely to shape Gotabaya Rajapaksa's tenure as president. Opinion 09 Dec GMT Trouble brews in post-election Sri Lanka The hardline approach of the new president and a failed reconciliation process threaten to stir ethnic tensions. Asia 02 Jan GMT. Police, backed by armed forces, positioned around all churches holding services. Mahinda, a two-term president himself, likely to be sworn in on Thursday following Ranil Wickremesinghe's resignation. New Delhi reaches out to Colombo as it aims to counter growing Chinese influence in the region. Pakistan 23 Dec GMT Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win first home Test series in 13 years Pakistan celebrate their first Test victory on home soil, since the return of cricket's longest format to the country earlier this month. The hardline approach of the new president and a failed reconciliation process threaten to stir ethnic tensions.