VIDEO: When Her Son Went Missing in Action, She Reached Out to the Enemy

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After her second son—a Sri Lankan military officer—went missing in action, Visaka Dharmadasa founded the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. As she puts it: “The war was at my doorstep.” In this video, she tells the story of how she and other women went to rebel territory for answers, and ended up brokering a ceasefire between them and the government.

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