I Lived Through Civil War. America’s Has Just Begun

Soldier and tourists looking at a captured LTTE tank

The Sri Lankan Civil War ‘officially’ started when I was 0 years old, but in truth we had been fighting for years. Decades really. By the time the match was lit in 1983, the entire country was wet with kerosene. It only took a few sparks for the whole thing to burn.

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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.