Sri Lanka: The Women War Survivors Clearing Sri Lanka's Active Mine Fields: WARWIDOW_ASJ_69

Inthira Piriyatharsini loads gear onto the bus after a shift clearing mines in Muhamalai, one of the biggest minefields in the world, in Muhamalai, Sri Lanka. Inthira Piriyatharsini and her family were displaced in 2009 when the Sri Lankan military shelled their village. Her husband, Ludes Nixon, was hit and lost his right leg during the attack. After a year they were able to move back to their village with their two children. In 2012 Inthira joined the HALO Trust as a de-miner. {quote}I was nervous the first day, and the first time I found a grenade, but I was affected by the war so doing this work is very satisfying for me. I always think that it's just because of my work that people get to come back and live in their homes again{quote} Inthira says

Inthira Piriyatharsini loads gear onto the bus after a shift clearing mines in Muhamalai, one of the biggest minefields in the world, in Muhamalai, Sri Lanka. Inthira Piriyatharsini and her family were displaced in 2009 when the Sri Lankan military shelled their village. Her husband, Ludes Nixon, was hit and lost his right leg during the attack. After a year they were able to move back to their village with their two children. In 2012 Inthira joined the HALO Trust as a de-miner. "I was nervous the first day, and the first time I found a grenade, but I was affected by the war so doing this work is very satisfying for me. I always think that it's just because of my work that people get to come back and live in their homes again" Inthira says