Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

by Noah Berlatsky

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; This title explores decades of conflict and violence in Sri Lanka and the acts of genocide and crimes against humanity that have resulted, offering: Historical background on the years of conflict; an examination of the controversies surrounding this confl; The histories of nations across the globe are marked by dark periods of mass murder, brutal repression, and unrelenting persecution. Remembering and understanding such incidents is vitally important. The Genocide and Persecution series offers students and

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769005
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Series: Genocide and Persecution Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Foreword 5

World Map 15

Chronology 18

Chapter 1 Historical Background on Sri Lanka

1 Overview of Sri Lanka Bruce Kapferer 24

2 From Ethnic Tension to Civil War in Sri Lanka: The Road to Black July Amarnath Amarasingam 36

3 Sri Lanka Lurches Toward Civil War; Tamil Demands for Autonomy Richard Greenberg 46

4 Sri Lanka: Muslims and Tamils Deal with the Past IRIN 54

5 Sri Lanka Completes Return of War Refugees to Jaffna (Update 1) Paul Tighe 58

6 Sri Lanka: Children Still Forced to Fight for Tamil Tigers IRIN 62

7 The War in Sri Lanka Ends as the Government Defeats the Tamil Tigers Matthew Weaver Gethin Chamberlain 67

8 A Case for India to Act Ambrose Pinto 73

9 TGTE Salutes Channel 4 for Its Documentary Sri Lanka's Killing Fields; Urges International Action: Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam 80

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Sri Lanka

1 The Conflict in Sri Lanka Was Rooted in Nationalism and Ethnic Intolerance Randeep Ramesh 86

2 APolitical Culture of Conflict Jayadeva Uyangoda 90

3 The Conflict in Sri Lanka Was Rooted in Economic Tensions Sirimal Abeyratne 108

4 Sri Lanka's Policy Toward the Tamil Constituted Genocide J.T. Janani 121

5 Genocide in Sri Lanka: Who's Responsible? LTTE's Pirapaharan or Gotbhaya Rajapaksa? Daya Gamage 133

6 Breaking the Silence: Remembering Sri Lanka's Killing Fields Gareth Evans 154

7 Sri Lankan Model for Postwar Peace Glenn Gale 160

8 Sri Lanka's Peace Is Marred by Ongoing Oppression of Minorities: Minority Rights Group International 170

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 A Sinhalese Civil Servant Recalls the 1958 and 1983 Riots in Sri Lanka Somapala Gunadheera 185

2 A Tamil Emigre Remembers Her Experiences as a Child Solider Niromi De Soyza 189

3 Scenes from Hell Inside Sri Lanka "No-Fire" Zone Catherine Philp 195

4 Former Detainee Describes Conditions in Sri Lankan Internment Camps Subash Somachandran 198

5 Sri Lanka War Crimes: War Survivors Relive Horror of Sri Lanka's Killing Fields Priyamvatha 203

Glossary 208

Organizations to Contact 209

List of Primary Source Documents 214

For Further Research 216

Index 219

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