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Post War Sri Lanka – a journalist’s impression

 Saturday, Feb 13, 2PM.

MIT Room 4-253.


Sri Lanka witnessed a historic election in January 2015.  Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in this election after being in power for nearly a decade.  What were the circumstances that led to this change and what is its significance in the region?

 Meera Srinivasan, reporting for The Hindu from Sri Lanka at that time, will address the issues involved including post-war development in Sri Lanka, the government's economic vision for the war-torn north and the overall climate for ethnic and religious minorities.  

 In her reporting career of nearly 10 years, Meera Srinivasan has covered public education, urban affairs and development in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and reconstruction and human rights in post-war Sri Lanka.