Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mannar

The land between Jaffna and Mannar is beautiful and lush this time of year, after the rains. There is a checkpoint on the road to Vavuniya which requires foreign passport holders to get off of the bus and have their … Continue reading

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The Rape of Tamil Detainees

Today Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a powerful report titled ‘We Will Teach You A Lesson: Sexual Violence Against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces‘. The report finds that while widespread rape in custody occurred during the armed conflict that … Continue reading

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Jaffna

With just a small, bustling centre, the historic city of Jaffna feels hot, hazy and holy with stunning Hindu temples and calm waterways. Men, women and children are on bicycles due to wide, flat roads and as a legacy from … Continue reading

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Colombo

The face of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is ever present in Colombo, as in the rest of Sri Lanka – staring down from posters on what feels like every dusty street corner; a reminder that his government and military are in … Continue reading

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