Today triumphalism abounds among Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhala population. The army found the pool in 2009, drained it, then invited tourists in. Now they come by the thousands. At nearby Vallipunam, tourists view the torture chambers with their smelly, open latrines, and walls on which inmates scratched poignant notes, many of them expressing faith in God.
While we can turn up our nose on this triumphalism, war tourism is one way of dealing with the traumas. Read the comments on the Economist story to get the complexities & emotions involved.
London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015
The High-Speed Future of the Hyperloop and What It Means for Airlines
Airlines Need to Work Harder to Recruit More Female Pilots
Meetings & Events
Airbnb’s New Events Tool Is a Major Missed Opportunity
How to Make Abu Dhabi a Real Destination and Not Just a Stopover