War refugees struggle to rebuild in Sri Lanka

The Washington Post reports that those displaced by the long war in Sri Lanka face a daunting task in an attempt to return to a semblance of a normal life.

War refugees have found little left of their old lives as they trickle back to their villages in the former Tamil Tiger stronghold eight months after Sri Lankan forces crushed the rebel group.

“We are happy to be back but confused about what to do next,” Subramanium Muthurasu, 66, said. “We have to start farming, but we don’t have the resources. We stand empty-handed.”

The full story can be read here.

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