Still Counting the Dead by Frances Harrison
Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War

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Anybody who has worked on Sri Lanka knows this story has had too little impact. With luck, this book can help change that.
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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.
 

About Frances Harrison

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Frances Harrison was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and at SOAS and Imperial College in London. For many years she worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC posted in South Asia, South East Asia and Iran. From 2000-4 she was the resident BBC Correspondent in Sri Lanka. She has worked at Amnesty International as Head of News and while writing this book was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University.
 
Published October 4, 2012 by Portobello Books. 272 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Steve Crawshaw on Oct 26 2012

Anybody who has worked on Sri Lanka knows this story has had too little impact. With luck, this book can help change that.

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