The Social Architects story 4: Thushi and Nilani

Thushi, in her thirties, is the wife of a LTTE leader who disappeared, and Nilani, in her twenties, is her sister-in-law. Thushi: At the time I joined the LTTE they didn’t force recruitment, instead they gave speeches at schools and I was motivated by Ilamparithi’s...

The Social Architects story 3: Shanthi’s story

Shanthi is a mother and widow, forty-two years of age, who has been displaced many times in the course of the war. In her early childhood, she lived in a cadjan hut with a palmyrah leaf roof and walls constructed of a double layer of woven coconut palm leaves. Local...

The Social Architects story 2: Shamanthi’s story

Shamanthi is a mother of three young children in her thirties and she is a former LTTE cadre. She joined  the LTTE in 1990 and left in 2004, after her marriage to an LTTE leader. On May 20, 2010, a local  newspaper published a photograph of twelve LTTE cadres that was...

The Social Architects story 1: Rasadurai’s story

Rasadurai was caring for a group of children from an orphanage in the No fire Zone during the end of the war. Before we were forced to leave Kilinochchi, I dug six bunkers in the churchyard. We have dug bunkers all across the Vanni. Every time we had to move, the...

Stories from Sri Lanka

We thought you might like to know what will happening with our blog next week In the run up to what could be a crucial vote in the Human Rights Council, we will be lifting the lid on the real situation in Sri Lanka by publishing a series of eight stories about the way...