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ISBN: 1846274699
Author: Frances Harrison
Language: English
Publisher: Portobello Books (February 22, 2013)
Pages: 272
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Politics
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Frances Harrison's collection of narratives of survivors of Sri Lanka's ethnic war which ended on the banks of the Mullitivu lagoon in May of 2009 with the elimination of the dreaded LTTE recounts in chilling detail the travails of civilians in the final stages.

Frances Harrison's collection of narratives of survivors of Sri Lanka's ethnic war which ended on the banks of the Mullitivu lagoon in May of 2009 with the elimination of the dreaded LTTE recounts in chilling detail the travails of civilians in the final stages. While the State and other actors dispute the numbers who died the stories of those who survived gives some idea of the carnage that must have ensued in the last desperate days.

Survivors of the bloody last months of Sri Lanka's civil war tell a story of injustice and horror that we cannot . A hundred thousand dead: that is a statistic. In Still Counting the Dead, Frances Harrison reclaims the human catastrophe from the statistics.

Survivors of the bloody last months of Sri Lanka's civil war tell a story of injustice and horror that we cannot continue to ignore, writes Steve Crawshaw. As BBC correspondent, Harrison lived in Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2004. Her book tells the stories of individuals – doctor, nun, teacher, shopkeeper, volunteer and more. From these stories emerges a tapestry of suffering.

Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War is a book written by the British journalist Frances Harrison, a former BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka and former Amnesty Head of news.

Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War is a book written by the British journalist Frances Harrison, a former BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka and former Amnesty Head of news

The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger . Portobello Books, 6 сент.

The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. Caught in the crossfire were hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns and other civilians. And the government ensured through a strict media blackout that the world was unaware of their suffering. Now, a UN enquiry has called for war-crimes investigations.

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While the world looked the other way, Sri Lanka's Tamils, civilians and rebels alike, were systematically and pitilessly attacked by their own government for five relentless months. Survivors of the devastation tell their stories of sacrifice, cruelty and bravery.

As a Sri Lankan myself, knowing what I do about the war, I was very moved by Harrison's beautiful clear prose, her straightforward retelling of the complex situation there, and her refusal to compromise the evidence. makes the full horror of the last months of the war almost unbearably real - Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice Harrison demonstrates journalism at its best - Helena Williams, Huffington Post.

Still Counting the Dead

Still Counting the Dead. The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. And the government enured through a strict media blackout that the world was unaware of their suffering.

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The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. Caught in the crossfire were hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns and other civilians. And the government ensured through a strict media blackout that the world was unaware of their suffering. Now, a UN enquiry has called for war-crimes investigations. Those crimes are recounted here to the wider world for the first time in sobering, shattering detail.

Comments:

Rindyt
As a Singahlese by ethnicity living in the US I have always questioned what I never heard about the end of the war in Sri Lanka. The reports were always too good to be true. I got tired of Sri Lankan family and friends boasting that Sri Lanka was the ONLY country in the world to "solve" it's terrorist problem. The real truth is out there if you seek it. Frances Harrison writes about first hand accounts of the war that will shock and trouble you. A blood stained country hiding behind its Buddhist temples, beautiful beaches and hotels. She rightly asserts that history will repeat itself if the victims of this war are not listened to, believed and given help. The international community (UN) has turned its back on these victims as well by not insisting on full investigations into rape, torture and detention.
Legionstatic
This is a book on extreme human suffering, pain and torture. The last days of the 'final resolution' by the Sri Lankan Government saw barbaric cruelty inflicted by the military on its own citizens. More than 150,000 to 175, 000 Tamils were killed or simply, 'disappeared'.
Complicit in this were the UN and its coterie of self serving diplomats, the Indian Government and its band of reptilian foreign service officials who basically aided and abetted the massacre of the Tamils. It is a poignant and personal account of life under carpet bombing, torture, rape and executions.
This book is filled with disturbing accounts and should be required reading by the legal profession to pursue war crimes cases against the Sri Lankan Government, its military and their commandants and possibly the Indian Government and the Indian Foreign Service for serving as military advisors and preventing ordinary non-combatant Tamil refugees from crossing over into India.
Rleyistr
A wonderful book that exposes the brutal carnage undertaken by the Srilankan govt and shows the truth. SL till today is a nation ruled by a family and its not surprising that they are so cruel. The acts of the SL war rivals the WW brutality and may give it a run for its money!

The author has narrated many first person accounts and she offers a fairly balanced view and completely strips bare the corruption of the SL govt in mishandling this crisis.
Frdi
This is a well researched and well written book by a person with intimate familiarity of the Tamil struggle in Sri Lanka. All chapters, apart from the beginning and the end, tells the story of an individual caught up in the final phase of the war in 2009. Perhaps for this reason, since there is a human face behind every story, I found the book particularly moving. The darker side of human nature rears its ugly head in each and every one of these stories. It is a must read for everyone.
Deorro
Frances Harrison's collection of narratives of survivors of Sri Lanka's ethnic war which ended on the banks of the Mullitivu lagoon in May of 2009 with the elimination of the dreaded LTTE recounts in chilling detail the travails of civilians in the final stages. While the State and other actors dispute the numbers who died the stories of those who survived gives some idea of the carnage that must have ensued in the last desperate days.
Bu
many books, many online debates, articles have been written, but none like this. an unbiased view of what happened during the final stages of the Srilankan civil war. It makes us think of Government role in current circumstances. similar to Syria, if people want to break free (whatever may be the reason) the way governments respond, Srilanka has set a wrong precedent that governments around the world are following it. the book is a heavy read, i initially could not get past the first few pages but somehow managed to get through to the rest of this brilliantly written book. Srilankan president, Army chief need to be tried at the international court of justice for war crimes.
BlessСhild
Excellent book. Shocking situation backed up by statistics and research. The world has largely missed this horrible painful war on the civilians of Sri Lanka.
Eye opening stories from the frontline of a conflict that was largely ignored by the international community.
An interesting and worthwhile read!!!

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