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Jayanti Thambivattnam and her sister had to leave their home in Vakarai when war escalated in 2006. Srilankan troupes defeated the LTTE fighters. In early 2007, the government was trying to bring back normalcy and IDPs were asked to (some say forced to) come back. The area wasn't cleared of land mines and presence of snipers wasn't ruled out.

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Mahesh Bhat
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When the Suicide Bomber Is a Woman
Jayanti Thambivattnam and her sister had to leave their home in Vakarai when war escalated in 2006. Srilankan troupes defeated the LTTE fighters. In early 2007, the government was trying to bring back normalcy and IDPs were asked to (some say forced to) come back. The area wasn't cleared of land mines and presence of snipers wasn't ruled out.