The Human Cost of Sri Lanka’s ‘Ceasefire’

On a sun scorched May 1st, three members of the Thurainayagam family are rushing home from a temple after receiving blessings for Thulasithasan, who is supposed to be leaving for Europe in two day's time to meet up with his brothers. Thulasithasan, along with his mother and sister, are jammed tight in the back of a motor rickshaw, speeding through a residential area of Trincomalee. They pass by a navy patrol-a common site on the streets of Trincomalee-and then, no more than a couple of seconds later, there is an explosion.