Tag: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Beyond an Uncivil Season. With Leslie Jamison, Rohini Mohan, and more

October 2014

Enjoy Sri Lankan food and hear four great authors discuss one big question: What happens in the aftermath of a three-decade long war?

Rohini Mohan: “Prachanai” (Trouble) in Sri Lanka, Past and Present

October 2014

Aditi Sriram talks with the author of 'The Seasons of Trouble' about the five years it took her to write about Sri Lanka post-civil war, and whether the 'trouble' is really over.

Soldier Girl

October 2014

Looking back on a fifteen-year career as a Tamil Tiger.

Out of Bounds

August 2013

Censorship and freedom of speech in Sri Lanka, India, China, Burma, and England.

The Grease Devil Is Not Real

June 2012

An old wives’ tale returns, revealing post-war Sri Lanka.

Surrender

By Hasanthika Sirisena guest-edited by Claire Messud
February 2010
As Sunil stood in his backyard staring at the carcass of the small unidentifiable animal—a cross between a rat and a Chihuahua—he realized he was missing something important.

Adele Barker: Jaffna Rebuilds: After the Tsunami in Sri Lanka

January 2010 After the war and after the tsunami, Jaffna, Sri Lanka is ready for peace.

Jesse’s Story

By Ru S. Freeman
January 2009

I watch the color as she moves, carrying all of him in her form as if she knows. Stopping before a photograph, she meets my brother for the first time. Propped, he is supported by a slim frame of wood, reduced to a single moment in a four inch by six inch frame, laughing.