“The reconciliation process will be disturbed if Tamil youth in the North fall prey to people with ulterior motives,” warned Lt.Col. Rathnapriya Bandu, “due to unemployment and a lack of financial support.” Bandu, the former commanding officer of the Civil Defence Force (CDF) in Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna told The Catamaran cautionary tales about the […]
Former cadres of the now defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who have formed the Crusaders for Democracy (CFD) have been able to secure some slots in the local government bodies in the North and the East. CFD has urged the Tamil diaspora to leave their comfort zones and return to Sri Lanka to […]
Villagers in Sri Lanka’s Panama area say the military took their land. They want it back. But until then they are determined to do the best business possible.
As Sri Lanka develops and there is more deforestation, elephants pushed out of their habitat are becoming more dangerous. Locals say authorities are doing nothing to help them.
An academic couple based in Jaffna have spent over a decade closely examining an unexpected, ancient connection between Japan and the Tamil people.
A former football star from Anuradhapura was forced to flee during the civil war. Now back in his hometown, he explains how his sporting status helped him survive.
In one Sri Lankan village, the locals live a simple life that is influenced by their search for honey – from birth to death.
During the Sri Lankan civil war, neighbouring villages were often separated due to the fighters’ front lines. Now the concept of the ‘border village’ is becoming a distant memory.
The fishermen asked authorities for a breakwater to protect them. The requests remain unanswered so now, regardless of faith, they all pray to another god for safety.