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The tragedy of Sri Lanka

Josephine Naidoo

The tragedy of Sri Lanka

ethnic conflict and forced migration

by Josephine Naidoo

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Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Printing Services in Waterloo, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Refugees -- Sri Lanka.,
  • Sri Lanka -- Ethnic relations.,
  • Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 1978-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJosephine C. Naidoo and Pamela J. Schaus ; with the assistance of Ruben J.C. Furtado, Heather MacGillivary.
    ContributionsSchaus, Pamela J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS489.84 .N35 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 124 p. :
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19054304M
    ISBN 100921821263
    OCLC/WorldCa40111324

    The first church Mohammed Nasar Mohammed Azar tried to blow up had already finished its service by the time he arrived. The Easter Sunday mass there had started early. This collection of essays explores decades of conflict and violence in Sri Lanka and the acts of genocide and crimes against humanity that have resulted. Readers will understand the historical background on the years of conflict, with an examination of the controversies surrounding this conflict. Essays explain the roots of the violence, assertions that genocide was committed by both .

    Easter heralds a message of hope for humanity but the tragedy that struck the churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday could not have been crueller. A deadly wave of coordinated suicide bombings that ripped through three churches and three hotels, killing people and injuring over , comes as a grim reminder of the scourge of terrorism that. Explore Sri Lanka holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.

    The fact that Kittu’s story became a story of life – and not another tragedy of youthful suicide and mass murder – is an optimistic lesson in our world that has too often witnessed religion being used to justify bloodshed. Years ago, Sri Lanka peacefully resolved its Tamil Tiger era of Hindu versus Buddhist violence. Round the Tea Totum: When Sri Lanka Was Ceylon, by David Ebbels. This book is an outstanding description of life in Sri Lanka before and after independence. The author, Ebbels, is the son of a tea estate manager who was a child in Sri Lanka, went to high school in Australia, and became an assistant tea estate manager for six years back in the.


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McGowan is an American journalist who spent (it seems) 2 years in Sri Lanka towards the end of the 80s, while the civil war/insurgency was still raging. Naturally, I am opposed to terrorism, but the book's 2nd section makes it clear that Tamil's were badly discriminated against since the rise of Sinhalese nationalism in Cited by: McGowan is an American journalist who spent (it seems) 2 years in Sri Lanka towards the end of the 80s, while the civil war/insurgency was still raging.

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