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Dowry Tradition Prevails in Sri Lanka, Preys on Women (WIP.net)

September 27, 2013
Image of Tamil wedding in Sri Lanka

Tamil wedding in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Whenever I complimented anyone in Sri Lanka on their beautiful country, they always murmured that the islanders themselves hadn’t been so lucky.

A bit morbid you might think, until you consider that within living memory of every 16 year old in the country there’s civil war, a freak tsunami, and countless miscarriages of justice.

I delved into one issue for the Women’s Independent Perspective, or WIPNet, in my article Dowry Tradition Prevails in Sri Lanka, Preys on Women.

Thanks must go to all those who so openly discussed this sensitive and, at times embarrassing, topic with me.  I hope I have done their stories justice.

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