Colombo Telegraph

Lanka’s Economic Boom Fails To Erase War Memories

Colombo’s hopes of buying off the Tamil ‘separatist struggle’ with development may prove short-sighted

In a stand of scruffy palms a few yards from a dirt track, two brothers are building their third house in under a decade. They hope it will last longer than the others. They do not want to be identified – for fear of security agencies – but their story is a common one in Kilinochchi, a small town in northern Sri Lanka, once the capital of the de facto state run by the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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Sri Lankan military construct the new Thalsewana Holiday resort which is a military venture outside of Jaffna. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images /Guardian

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