Memory is the process; its result, the memorial: A chat with Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara

The Sunday Morning

A panel discussion was held by the Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 January  the politics of memorialisation, stemming from the recent incident that took place in Jaffna with regards to the destruction of the Mullivaikkal Memorial inside the Jaffna University premises, which was erected in memory of the students and civilians who lost their lives in the war. 

 

The discussion shed light on memorialisation as a whole and its role in society, providing that it is an important tool in addressing conflict situations, where years of repression, social inequality, and injustice have created polarised communities.


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January 24, 2021