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Cover - Note by David Selbourne, Ruskin College, Oxford
The Sri Lankan government cultivates an image of the island as a model third world democracy. The harsh reality is described in this book—the police state, the horror of the prison camps, the widespread use of torture and extra-judicial execution against the defenseless Tamil population.
The voice of Tamil newspapers on the island has been silenced, the Tamil representation in Parliament outlawed. This book by a prominent expatriate Tamil and a British sympathiser with the Tamil cause, was written to speak for those no longer able to speak for themselves. It is a chilling exposť that must trouble the conscience of the entire civilised world.
This book provides a clear and timely account of one of the most
brutal passages of events in contemporary political history. The
afflictions of the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka— a story of
unpunished murder, barbarous rapine, political enfranchisement and
wicked forms of discrimination of every kind—are a challenge to the
conscience of the world. Yet it is also clear that the Colombo
regime will reap the whirlwind for what it has sown; and no
dispassionate reader can fail to look forward, with the authors of
this book, to the day when justice is done in Sri Lanka, and a
suffering people's legitimate aspirations are vindicated.