A Prohibited Wish for the Prohibited Land

Kappapulavu situates in Mullaitivu district, belonging to the administrative division of the Maritimepattu DS Division. There are nearly 300 families has been living in Kappapulavu for more than 70 years, and most of them are holding titled deeds. The Kappapulavu people depend on farming and fishing as the main source of income from generation to…

Hero or Zero? The Struggles of the ‘War Heroes’’ Families

Karunawathi is a Sinhala 63-year-old mother who lives in Vavuniya. It should be the time to enjoy her old age in peace now, but Krunawathi is still doing a lot of heavy work every day. She digs well, makes bricks and prepares soil form plaints with her daughter. All these hard work failed to knock…

Years without a Shelter in the Shadow of Corruption

At the end of the war in 2009, we, a group of people from Kapagapuram, Vavuniya who fled the violent war to the refugee camps in south India returned to our homeland with full of hopes. The Government of India said that we can get their assistance to settle down and to rebuild the premises….

A Physically Challenged Ex-Combatant’s Battle for Democracy and Justice

‘War is not a solution. The war in Sri Lanka was only a result of the discrimination suffered by the Tamils.’ As an ex-LTTE combatant, Prabhakaran said now he believes that Tamils’ future should be decided by political solutions, not a reignited war. In the last wartime, he witnessed the Tamil people were either dead…