Groundviews

Lingering Memories of Conflict in Postwar Jaffna

Recently, Groundviews  featured those who are trying to reshape Jaffna, post-war, using the arts.

While there are spaces opening up for expression, the question remains: how far have the people of Jaffna progressed towards healing?

During our visit, we found that people were deeply appreciative of peace and of the freedom it afforded them. Yet, there remain painful, lingering memories of conflict which have yet to be addressed in a satisfactory manner.

Here are the results of some interviews in the heart of Jaffna’s bustling market, compiled using Microsoft Sway.

You can access the Sway directly here.