This is a collection of my published articles on travel, wildlife, and conservation.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sri Lanka: On track to 'go beyond the critical point'
Human-elephant conflicts on the rise, some conservation initiatives planned by government
A legal resettlement near a forest in Sri Lanka. Photo by Manori Gunawardena.
In 1983, Sri Lanka became embroiled in a 26-year-long civil war in which a rebel militant organization fought to establish an independent state called Tamil Eelam. The war took an enormous human toll; unknown numbers disappeared and millions more were displaced. Economic development stagnated in the rebel-held north and east of the country, while foreign investment shied away from the country.