Commuters interact with an elephant as he rests on a public road ahead of the annual Navam Maha Perahera festival of the historic Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on February 18th, 2019.
A Sri Lankan research team used a series of interviews over a four-year period to create a country-wide distribution map of the endangered species.
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Women carry banners during a demonstration on March 5th, 2018, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Traditional Kandyan dancers perform during a procession in front of the Gangarama Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 1st, 2018.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.