Latest Jaffna Stories

2005-08-27 20:42:38

By Simon Gardner JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Displaced four times by Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war with the Tamil Tigers, 22-year-old Nirmalashanthi Vijayakanth is ecstatic to finally settle into the first home she can call her own.

2005-08-20 20:27:39

By Simon Gardner JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Buildings lie in ruins, signs warn of landmines, people watch heavily-armed army patrols with suspicion: the scars of war have yet to heal in Sri Lanka's ravaged north and fears it will re-ignite are palpable.

Word of the Day
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.