ISBN 9789351770305,Sri Lanka: the New Country

Sri Lanka: the New Country



HarperCollins India

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351770305

ISBN-10 9351770303

Paper Back

Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)

Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

As the writer travels extensively in Sri Lanka's formerly embattled regions, international stereotypes about the countries are challenged. The thirty-year civil war that ended in 2009 had shaken the island-nation beyond anyone's imagination. But now there is peace, brisk development and a new government. This title delves into what the Tamils and Sinhalese genuinely feel about their new country and what their dreams are for a better and more peaceful future. It is an insightful and unique reportage with the composed eye of a foreign correspondent who had covered the bloody conflict for more than fifteen years. It is the anecdotal chronicling of the Sri Lankans, former Tamil Tigers, meeting LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran, army generals, princes, Tamil Buddhists, secular clergymen, Sinhalese Tamils, several politicians and even sailors wary of ghosts!

About Padma Rao Sundarji

Padma Rao Sundarji is a veteran foreign correspondent who covered Sri Lankan civil war for over fifteen years. She was the South Asia bureau chief of a German newsmagazine called Der Spiegel. She has also served at the ARD German Television Network in New York, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Geo magazine and Deutsche Presse - Agentur. Most of her works have frequently appeared in The New York Times among other major publications. Padma Rao currently lives in New Delhi and freelances for several German, Swiss and Austrian dailies