Jaffna in the 90s Portrayed through Photographs
All was quiet on the Jaffna front after bitter fighting between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) with the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka and also the Indian Peace Keeping force (IPKF).
But just because it was quiet did not mean that the war was over, no, not at all. The guns remained silent, but the damage had been done to fellow human beings and property which could not be estimated. The war could have erupted at anytime. No one knew when?
The peace that existed at that time helped me to get about to visit some important sites in Jaffna. Some of these were important landmarks in the city of Jaffna, but sadly were in ruins.
The few doctors who were working in the General Hospital, Jaffna as well as the staff in the Faculty of Medicine showed their gratitude to the two visiting examiners by inviting us for fellowship, Lunch and Dinner on many occasions.
I was able to capture some photographs in the city of Jaffna and in the outskirts. I managed to take a few ‘snap shots’ as well during fellowship with the doctors in Jaffna.
These are placed on record for the benefit of the readers of my ‘blog’ as well as for posterity.
Dear Reader, you might like our next gallery which is a continuation of this, titled : ‘SHADOWS OF WAR – PART 2’
You also might be interested in watching some of our other photo gallery links are given here : ‘WAR FRONT – 1’ / ‘WAR FRONT – 2’ / ‘PHOTO GALLERY – PICTORIAL JOURNEY OF SURGERY’ / ‘MY LIFE’ / ‘SPORTS’
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