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The cage : the fight for Sri Lanka and the last days of the Tamil Tigers

Author: Gordon Weiss
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After independence in 1948, Sri Lanka enjoyed a booming economy and a liberal parliamentary democracy. Then, in pursuit of power and fundamentalist Buddhism, Sinhalese political leaders and monks hijacked democracy. In response the Tamil Tigers formed and one of modern history's longest civil conflicts resulted. The author observed the conflict at first hand as a UN spokesman in Colombo. His account unravels the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Weiss
ISBN: 1847921396 9781847921390
OCLC Number: 732601439
Description: xxix, 352 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gordon Weiss.

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"An excellent account of how [the government] victory was won, and of the price paid for the present peace by Sri Lankans. . . . scrupulously fair." --"Economist""One of the best books published by Read more...

 
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