Lanka govt turns Tamil killing fields into tourist hot spot

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    Lanka govt turns Tamil killing fields into tourist hot spot

    Clearly this sort of triumphalist tourism does little to foster reconciliation between communities, nor does it do much to benefit the local economy. There's a stark contrast between luxury tourist guest houses and the local living conditions nearly four years after the end of the war.

    "The government has destroyed the childhood home of the rebel leader Prabhakaran, as well as rebels' cemeteries, but has kept the Tiger bunkers and constructed war museums

    Local people who've recently travelled into Sri Lanka's killing fields, where an estimated 40,000 people perished in 2009, say skulls and human bones have risen to the surface after this year's flooding and abandoned belongings are strewn all over the landscape. "It is a horrible scene," said one visitor

    The cries of woes and agony of the babies and children, the women and the elderly fill the air polluted by poisonous and unhealthy gases and pierced the hearts of fathers and mothers, of elders and peasants, of old men and women of all walks of life".

    Row in Lanka as govt turns Tamil killing fields into tourist hot spot - The Times of India
     
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    Sukerchakia Regular Member

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    A bit like rubbing salt into the SL Tamil's wounds.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I read this in the papers today.

    The flip side is that it will become a sacred ground for the LTTE and will rally them further.

    Foolish action.
     
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    In other thread i read that srilankan govt is protesting the beheading of srilankan main in saudi arabia.
    What hypocricy !
     

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