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May 13, 2009

Just Back From Sri Lanka

The war for control of northern Sri Lanka has been going on for over 30 years. This past week has been one of the bloodiest on record, with hundreds of civilians killed and over a thousand injured.  

Nimmi Gowrinathan is just back from the country. She works for an aid organization and she was there to check in on orphanages, refugee camps, and local communities. Nimmi can trace her family roots back to Sri Lanka, but growing up, her parents didn't share with her many stories of their native land. Nimmi tells Dick Gordon about her most recent trip, and about finding out that her own grandmother, a woman she never knew, was also working with refugees fifty years ago.

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