Erin’s Blog

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Notes from Ampara

1. At least two men, believed to be Muslim, were shot dead in Thirukovil last Sunday, May 26th. The incident was said to occur around 12-1pm. It has not yet been reported by the press. Ethnic-based violence is not unknown to Thirukovil; the small community has also experienced abductions and murders of individuals in December 2006 and March 2007.

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2. The appearance of pistol gangs around the Ampara region has increased the fears of civilians attempting to travel between towns, particularly after dark. Roads between Ampara, Thirukovil, and Pottuvil are all experiencing heightened levels of security and fighting, particularly between 6pm and 8:30am. This has affected communities in a variety of ways, including:

-lack of time to move herds of cattle to fields where they used to graze, therefore overusing resources closer to villages

-lack of use of built tsunami-resettlement villages, as some of the houses are now located in uncleared areas

-increased security fears of civilians living on land which borders roads, STF bases, and other areas of contestation

3. Arugam Bay, a surfing haven on the coast of SL, is up and running for business…if only there were tourists to stay. The town has been built back after the tsunami in a rambling manner, with new hotels pocketed beside shells of older, wave-ravaged settlements. However, the bridge is open, the surf is getting stronger, and the seafood is as good as ever. If youA?a??a??re keen enough to head South-East, watch the situation of the roads, keep an ear to security alerts, and head on over to the beach. If you want to work in the area, drop me a note A?a??a?? theyA?a??a??re always looking for English Teachers.

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posted by travelorphan @ 12:42 AM


1 Response to “Erin’s Blog”

  • Hello,

    I hope to spend some time in Arugam Bay later this
    summer and noticed that someone is interested in
    English language instruction in the area. I could
    be of use having been at that work some twenty
    five years here in Japan. Our plans are open though
    we’ll only be in Sri Lanka for about twenty days.
    If you have any suggestions please let me know.


    Kevin Monahan
    Kanazawa, Japan

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