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Media Type: Article - Recent
Publication Info: Gen
Date of Publication: September 26
Year of Publication: 2020
Publication City: Lafayette, CO
Publisher: Medium Corporation
Author(s): Indi Samarajiva
Living in Sri Lanka during the end of the civil war, I saw how life goes on, surrounded by death.
I lived through the end of a civil war — I moved back to Sri Lanka in my twenties, just as the ceasefire fell apart. Do you know what it was like for me? Quite normal. I went to work, I went out, I dated. This is what Americans don’t understand. They’re waiting to get personally punched in the face while ash falls from the sky. That’s not how it happens.
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