Web Only
January 25, 2013

Tweeting Sri Lanka's past

Account sends out SMS messages from end of civil war.
Sri Lanka
Internally displaced civilians await lunch at a camp on December 11, 2006 in Kantalai, government-controlled northeastern Sri Lanka. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

@4yearson is a commemorative Twitter account documenting SMS messages sent in the final days of the Sri Lankan civil war. The account is managed by the Sri Lanka Campaign, which describes itself as a multi-ethnic, non-partisan group that advocates for further investigation into alleged war crimes committed by both the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers. All the tweets come from SMS messages documented in the UN Internal Review Panel report on Sri Lanka.