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Back in October 98 whilst I was living in Sri Lanka for the first time, the civil war started to make more of an appearence in the city rather than remain in the North East of the country.

Over the period of a few months there were many suicide bombs – both people and vehicles – and the one that hit the international press which involved a van full of explosives in the car park behind the Hilton hotel. Although I don’t remember any foreigners being killed in the explosion – the windows in the whole of the back of the hotel were ripped out and many people were injured due to the flying glass.

Since this time, these stickers have been put onto all of the windows in many of the city hotels and remain there as an advert for all tourists that Sri Lanka is still not a settled country – even if the civil war seems to have been forced to a conclusion for now.

Posted by simon on October 25, 2010
4 Comments Post a comment
  1. 10/25/2010

    This would make a brilliant addition to your “out the hotel window” series. And thanks for those edits of my photos, I like what can be achieved, even delicately.

  2. 10/27/2010

    Man, talk about a fantastic post! I?ve stumbled across your blog a few times within the past, but I usually forgot to bookmark it. But not again! Thanks for posting the way you do, I genuinely appreciate seeing someone who actually has a viewpoint and isn?t really just bringing back up crap like nearly all other writers today. Keep it up!

    • 10/27/2010

      Thanks for the comments – it is good to get a reaction from people who read my posts. I was lucky enough to be in the middle of a demonstration yesterday with police and water cannons on one side and demonstrators on the other. I had a massive 6×9 Fuji camera with me and so I am hoping at the weekend when I develop them that there are some good shots. I am just amazed that when you have a camera with you that people will just let you walk into the middle of events and take shots without asking why you are there.

  3. 11/2/2010

    Hello, this is a really fascinating web blog and ive loved reading several of the articles and posts contained upon the site, sustain the great work and hope to read a lot more exciting articles in the time to come.


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