Remembering the displaced Tamils

I live in north-west London where there are a lot of Tamils who came here to escape the bitter and long-running war between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers.  That war is now over and the world’s media has largely forgotten the island’s problems, but I’m regularly reminded by conversations with local Tamils.

The conflict lasted over 25 years and killed more than 70,000. The war ended in May 2009 and yet, over a year later,  almost 80,000 Tamils remain displaced and living in poor conditions in camps. If this issue is not addressed quickly and humanely, it will breed festering hatred.

One of my short stories picked up on this theme: “A Moment In Time”.


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