The charred buses, Reuters photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe
This is more of a placemarker than anything. There were almost 100 people killed in a suicide attack. This was an unarmed convoy of 24 buses. The blast must have been huge to cause so much damage. An unbelievable amount of explosives. According to the Times, over 2,000 people have been killed since April. One thing I’ve noticed is that the tension has kinda left Colombo and it’s returned to status quo. Still, events like this bring it home. Amma said she felt it in her body. I can’t say the same, but it’s still a terrible loss of life. The government remains committed to peace talks, which is good. I just wonder if talks aren’t just bunkers in one long bloody field.