Kutty

Posted on 19, March 2012

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Kutty

Kutty, a young man in his early twenties, sustained multiple injuries during the war. While he was a patient in hospitals at Kilinochchi, Tharmapuram, Mungilaru, Puthukudiruppu, and Matalan, each of these hospitals came under attack, resulting in injuries and deaths

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Three women

Posted on 18, March 2012

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Three Women

Three women who spoke during a group discussion: Tavamani, Vasantharani, and Sarada. Tavamani: During the end of the war everyone was in the bunkers because there was so much shelling that we couldn’t come out. I heard children crying in

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Anandarajah and Sindu

Posted on 17, March 2012

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Anandarajah & Sinthu

Anandarajah, in his sixties, is the father of Sindu, who is twenty-five. Former LTTE court clerk Anandarajah speaks first, followed by his daughter Sindu, a former LTTE fighter. Anandarajah: Just after the ceasefire agreement on Dec 26, 2005, when the

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Suresh

Posted on 16, March 2012

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Suresh

Suresh, in his thirties, has a gentle demeanor. Although he was fearful about sharing his experiences, his wish to speak was strong. With my family, I was displaced from Oddusuddan to Mulliyawalai then to Puthukudiruppu in November 2008. We took

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Thushi and Nilani

Posted on 15, March 2012

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Thusi 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

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Shanthi

Posted on 14, March 2012

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Shanthy

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

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Shamanthi

Posted on 13, March 2012

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Shamanthy

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

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Rasadurai

Posted on 12, March 2012

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Rasadurai

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

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