Posts Tagged ‘Killinochi’

Tamils see a silver lining to Sri Lanka war tourism

Friday, November 11th, 2011

[Independent UK]

Swelling numbers of Sri Lankans who for decades were unable to visit a large swathe of the island are behind a boom in “war tourism” that is helping stimulate the economy in the country’s north. While locals welcome the money, there are also concerns about the impact on traditional Tamil culture.

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Families search for thousands of missing victims from brutal war

Monday, November 7th, 2011

[Independent UK]

His name was Abi, he was six, and the last his family glimpsed of him was in the frenzied moments after deadly shells struck close to the bunker where they had been sheltering. His sisters were gravely injured, his mother too, and the young boy put his arm around her. “Mother,” he sobbed three times.

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