The Broken Palmyra – The Tamil Crisis in Sri Lanka, An Inside Account has 17 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by The Sri Lanka Studies Institute, The Broken Palmyra, authored by four dons from the University of Jaffna, is an inside account of the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka, which also touches on the general . Dr. Rajani Thiranagama (née Rajasingham) (23 February – 21 September ) was a A few weeks after the publication of book The Broken Palmyra, on 21 September , she was shot dead at Thirunelvely, Jaffna in front of her.

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The community is bereft of all its human potential. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Co-authored with Rajan Hoole, K.

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I wonder whether the authors themselves stand accused of “throwing around some big words and big names from the West”. After the completion of the intern, in she travelled to Haldumullaa small village situated near Haputale to work as a medical doctor.

It is to those individuals and communities that have remained resilient and palmyfah society going despite the great losses that the Tamil community owes it future. The list is long and the list is longer when we look back twenty years later. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Sinthu Srikanthan marked it as to-read Jan 12, Washington took a keen interest.


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Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah September this year many will remember Rajani Thiranagama, a feminist, an activist, a Marxist, a scholar, a doctor and a teacher assassinated twenty years ago on September 21st, That place could have been anywhere in the world except perhaps a desert or snow bound place like Alaska or the Himalayas.

Return to Book Page. Dayapala was from a rural Sinhala Buddhist background. And on a personal but also political note, my uncle and principal of St.

Furthermore, Mahatma Gandhi himself had explained that violence does have a place in Briken. Thisera Daya Sandagiri Wasantha Karannagoda. De Silva Rohan Palmyah C. The industrialist boasted to Swami: Manikandan rated it really liked it Sep 08, Also, one could perceive a subtle sarcastic tone by the authors about the use and interpreted abuse of Hindu religious symbols by the LTTE militants in Jaffna.

This book presents for the first time the gruesome events at Jaffna hospital during the Indian assault to capture Jaffna.

The Broken Palmyra – The Tamil Crisis in Sri Lanka, An Inside Account

Deva Sanjeev rated it really liked it Nov 26, Another sets Sri Lankan and Tamil politics in the brooken of economic and ideological developments. Silva Clancy Fernando D. Sritharan and Rajani Thiranagama. Sudhan marked it as to-read Sep 23, Selvarasa Pathmanathan Anton Balasingham S. Views Read Edit View history.

The authors of The Broken Palmyrah were by despairing about this turn in Tamil militancy: Manoj Gangadharan marked it as to-read Sep 23, The laws that ensure fair play may come if trust is established between the several communities that people this island and democracy is re-established. Indeed with the demise earlier this year of the LTTE, one is deeply troubled by the support extended by sections of the Tamil community, particularly those affluent sections of the Tamil diaspora who so fanatically supported the LTTE throughout the last twenty years and shut out this wisdom.


If there is hope for Lanka it has to be built on the commitment and principles of such leaders as well as less known thousands of individuals who struggled to maintain sanity brojen a society devastated by war.

Borken long could a military force that claimed to represent them retain any degree of real autonomy with such a weak base? Whenever we write we are dogged by this reality, fearing our losing the thread of sanity and the community submerging without resistance into this slime of terror and violence.

By this time, Jaffna was a battle zone in the early stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war. It is the kind of work that can only come out of an uncompromising commitment to the people.