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Picturing Sri Lanka’s Undead War

Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Crisis Group’s Sri Lanka Project Director Alan Keenan and Photographer Julie David de Lossy travelled 1,500km through ex-combat zones.

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They found a population finding ways to cope with their traumatic experiences and an extraordinary array of monuments to the war.

Ten years have passed since Sri Lanka’s 26-year war came to an end on 18 May 2009.

A decisive victory over the Tamil Tigers placed the Sinhalese-majority government firmly back in control of the country.

The war-weary population of…

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