The famous improvised LTTE tank on the A9.
During the war (ie, my lifetime) I never really thought I’d be able to go north. The road was closed, mad security, terrorist occupation, it wasn’t easy. With the end of war, however, local tourists thronged the north, as they continue to do, often to visit sites related to the war itself. Charlie of the BBC has posted a video about war tourism on, well, I said it, on the Beeb. It’s pretty good.
He gets a few perspectives on it – local Sinhalese, expat Sinhalese, local Tamils, expat Tamils. He also adds concerns about signboards and stuff which is like, for the love of country, why can’t they just add Tamil signage. I mean, it’s a symptom, but why can’t they at least fix that simple thing.
It’s a good report, check it out. I’d embed but you can’t.