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September 4, 2006 3:13 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend good books/articles on the history and reasons for the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka?
posted by scruss to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The first thing that comes to mind is Philip Gourevitch's very good article from an August 2005 New Yorker, published about a year after the tsunami. It takes a very pessimistic attitude towards the violence.
posted by BackwardsCity at 3:27 PM on September 4, 2006

For a broad perspective of conflict in the region -- Robert Johnson's 'A Region in Turmoil.'

Also, consider John Richardson's 'Paradise Poisoned.'

Also -- check out Asia Times Online: 'The Untiold Story.'
posted by ericb at 3:35 PM on September 4, 2006

*The Untold Story*
posted by ericb at 3:38 PM on September 4, 2006

Nada. Bright Eyes reference though?
posted by ed\26h at 4:19 PM on September 4, 2006

Nobody does it like War Nerd.
posted by effugas at 4:50 PM on September 4, 2006

Thaks for these, and apologies if the Bright Eyes reference offends. (It's a tiny tribute to my late friend Paul Carter's work.)
posted by scruss at 7:38 PM on September 4, 2006

It's fiction, but Anil's Ghost may be of interest to you.
posted by jdroth at 1:52 PM on September 5, 2006

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