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Archive: Chathura Madhushanka

Chathura's New Life

A new life has begun for Chathura Madhushanka and his dad, K.M. Sarath. Chathura lost his mom and sister to the 2004 tsunami, but on June 9 gained a new family when his dad married Chamari Nisansala, 20. He also...

By washingtonpost.com | September 28, 2005; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (9)

Monsoon Season

The monsoon season is underway, with its heavy winds and long rain showers. It has made life more miserable for tsunami victims who haven't been able to find homes of their own and are living in Weligama's temporary camps. For...

By washingtonpost.com | May 19, 2005; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

Fear of Another Tsunami

We got the news around 11 o'clock in the evening. It spread like wildfire. The radio reported that an earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale had happened near Sumatra. The president of Sri Lanka warned of an "impending disaster"...

By washingtonpost.com | March 30, 2005; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (11)

Heat and Loss

View Enlarged Photo and CaptionIt was through Enoka that I met Chathura Madhushanka, a slim, serious-looking boy with deep brown eyes. He is 13 years old, but suddenly has become an adult. In just 15 minutes, he lost his mother,...

By washingtonpost.com | February 28, 2005; 05:30 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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