Sri Lanka - A Year after the Tsunami: Golden Tsunami

The good news about the relief effort in Sri Lanka was that probably no one died of deprivation: food, health care and transitional shelters were swiftly provided and adequate. But the unsystematic response has left almost every victim feeling that others have it better. The predominantly Tamil and Muslim people in the north and east are convinced that victims in the south are better off because they receive more government aid, while in the Sinhalese-speaking south, the north and east are resented because they are receiving the bulk of attention from nongovernmental organisations.

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