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Paradise afire : Volume 2, The Sri Lankan war, 1971-1987

Author: Adrien Fontanellaz
Publisher: Solihull, West Midlands : Helion & Company Limited, [2019] ©2019
Series: Asia@War, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Upon achieving independence from Great Britain in 1948, the stunningly beautiful island of Ceylon, re-named Sri Lanka in 1972, was expected to become a sort of 'South Asian Singapore'. However, stable political order and bright economic prospects proved insufficient to maintain peace. A host of unsolved ethnic conflicts and social inequalities conspired to erupt into an armed conflict in 1971. By 1987, the crisis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrien Fontanellaz
ISBN: 9781912866304 1912866307
OCLC Number: 1033678519
Notes: Title from cover. Series numbering from publisher's Web site.
Description: 64 pages, viii pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Unfulfilled hopes --
JVP resurrection --
Operation Pawan --
Tigers' insurgency --
The assault on male --
Outmanoeuvring the IPKF --
Postscript: death of Rajiv Gandhi.
Series Title: Asia@War, no. 8.
Responsibility: Adrien Fontanellaz.

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Relying on extensive studies of the Sri Lankan War with the help of first-hand sources, official documentation and publications from all of involved parties, this volume provides an in-depth and  Read more...

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