🇱🇰 Demons in Paradise: Memories of Sri Lanka's Civil War | Witness

In 1983, Sri Lanka was torn apart by riots targeting the Tamil minority and a war started that was to last thirty years and leave indelible scars on the country.

As a young child, Jude Ratnam fled to the Tamil strongholds in the north. But there was no sanctuary to be found as the Tamil rebellion descended into deadly in-fighting between the Tigers and other factions.

Now the return of Ratnam’s ex-guerrilla uncle from overseas exile provides the occasion for a re-opening of these old wounds and an impassioned consideration of what went wrong.

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