Anuradha Mittal: “You have soldiers farming the land of the people, they bring in the produce and sell in the markets of people whose land they’ve taken away. The impact is pure economic devastation and displacement.”
The Oakland Institute’s Anuradha Mittal reports on Sri Lanka’s post-civil war occupation and colonization of Tamil and minority land, and explains how Western development money funds displacement of people and destruction of land.
Anuradha lead The Oakland Institute’s reports I Speak Without Fear: Where Are Our Loved Ones Who Have Been Abducted, Arrested, and Disappeared? and The Long Shadow of War: The Struggle for Justice in Postwar Sri Lanka.
Anuradha Mittal is founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute.