Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 June, 2017

An enduring fear: Aluthgama in 2017

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The homes that were burned and the stores that were damaged have been rebuilt; Aluthgama’s infrastructure hides the violence that it recently bore. Three years ago, around Poson poya day that fell in the middle of the month of Ramazan in 2014, a destructive display of racially-motivated violence occurred that continues to haunt its streets, long after the brick and mortar damage has been rebuilt.

This piece compiles interviews, photos and observations from a visit to Aluthgama in June 2017. Created using Microsoft Sway, it can be accessed here and is embedded below.