Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Crisis Group’s Sri Lanka Project Director Alan Keenan and Photographer Julie David de Lossy travelled 1,500km through ex-combat zones.
They found a population finding ways to cope with their traumatic experiences and an extraordinary array of monuments to the war.
Ten years have passed since Sri Lanka’s 26-year war came to an end on 18 May 2009.
A decisive victory over the Tamil Tigers placed the Sinhalese-majority government firmly back in control of the country.
The war-weary population of…