Sri Lanka

Politics of dispossession

Print edition : September 20, 2013

Children play in front of a war-damaged building in Jaffna, a July 2011 picture. Reviving the vibrant tradition of education in the North requires not only interventions by the state and society, but also a transformation of the rural economy. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP

At a fishing village in Jaffna. The fisheries cooperatives were a source of strength for the fishing community during and after the war in Jaffna. Photo: MEERA SRINIVASAN

Caught between a repressive state and a bankrupt Tamil nationalist politics, the people of the Northern Province are using the provincial elections to articulate the challenges they are facing.

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