About the Book :-
"This book provides an accessible account of the complex origins and evolution of Sri Lanka's civil war and the massive civilian displacement it continues to generate. Written by the former Colombo head of UNHCR, the refugee agency, it provides an exception account of frontline conditions during a critical period and an overview of the alternating warfare and ceasefires of the last fifteen years. The author argues passionately for the indispensability of the UN and analyses the need and scope for the UN to play a more active role in protecting the victims of intrastate warfare, most notably as an essential element in treating the conditions of desperation in which the seeds of international terrorism are sown."
About the Author :-
William Clarance was the Colombo head of UNHCR, the refugee agency, from 1988 to 1991, including the critical early period of Eelam War II, during which he initiated a radically innovative protection programme.