Ethirveerasingam on his Hopes for Reconciliation

by 'The Guardian,' UK, September 21, 2013

 Sri Lankan Olympian Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam on his hopes for reconciliation — video

Diaspora communities can inspire peace in their country of origin, according to US resident Dr Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam, a former Olympian of Tamil heritage who coaches young athletes in Sri Lanka. Though he is sceptical of the government’s reconciliation programme, he says sport can help heal the scars of the country’s long conflict and provide hope to the young. Film-maker Kannan Arunasalam met him in his native city of Jaffna last year as part of International Alert’sDiaspora Diaries film series.

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