Photos from Sri Lanka’s killing fields

Frances Harrison recently wrote for the Times of India about how the Government of Sri Lanka is turning the site of the final battles of the civil war, where tens of thousands of civilians were killed, into a tourist attraction. The article unfortunately did not...

Introducing “4 years on”

“5 dead in Visuvamadu, 21 injured by shelling” That was an SMS message sent by UN staff in the north of Sri Lanka exactly four years ago today. The messages coming from this area quickly become more frantic and distressing as they document the Sri Lankan...

The Vanni

You may see Antoni as you walk down the street- head down, lost in thought as he weaves his way through a throng of people. You may sit next to him on the bus, or brush past him in the supermarket. He may live next door to you. He hides a troubled past, which...

Still counting the dead

Our chair, Edward Mortimer, recently wrote this review for Global magazine: Still Counting the Dead Frances Harrison The enormity of what happened in Sri Lanka in 2009 is still far from being generally known or appreciated around the world. A conflict pitting...

Tales from the front line

“Every journalist has heard of Srebrenica. How many have heard of Mullivaikkal where just as many perished?” This is the sobering question that Frances Harrison, former BBC correspondent asks in her upcoming book “Still Counting the Dead”. In it the veteran...