Sri Lanka’s War Widows and the Road to Reconciliation – Public Radio Exchange

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The civil war lasted 26 years. It cost the lives of an estimated 100,000 people and devastated the north and east of the island nation. In 2009, the government in Colombo made one last push against the Tamil Tigers rebel group.

The United Nations accuses both sides in the conflict of perpetrating war crimes, killing innocent civilians inside safe zones. This is the story of war widows and how the new government in Colombo seeks to make national reconciliation a priority. This story was shared on PRX March 15, 2016.

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Adam Bemma is a journalist and media development advisor working in East Africa and Southeast Asia.

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