The initial launch of Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained by Lord Michael Naseby scheduled in Colombo in 2020 was scuttled by the covid pandemic …. so the launch was taken up recently in the House of Lords in London (alas, amidst severe political and economic turmoil in the island).
Left: Lord Michael Naseby (seated)
John Rajan Yorke leaning across table; Amal Abeyawardene (at right)
L-R: David Tatham – former British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka (1996-99); Lady Shaida Sheikh (wife of Conservative peer, Lord Mohamed Sheikh), John Field – former British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka (1991-96)
L-R: Amritha Abeyawardene; Irene Yorke; Samantha Pathirana (theActing High Commissioner of Sri Lanka);Rose Van Orden; Geoffrey Van Orden (former Member of the European Parliament)
PERTINENT BACKGROUND … REVIEWS in 2020:
Ellis, Royston 2020 “Profound Insights into Sri Lanka’s Tempestuous History,” 25 March 2020, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/?p=41347&preview=true
Ladduwahetty, Neville 2015 “Eelam War IV and Issue of Collateral Damage & Civilian Deaths in International Law: Ladduwahetty summarizes Desmond De Silva’s ‘Treatise’,” http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/04/27/eelam-war-iv-and-issue-of-collateral-damage-civilian-deaths-in-international-law-laduwahetty-summarizes-desmond-de-silvas-treatise/
Riley, Jonathon 2020 “Word Pictures in Deciphering Sri Lankan History, Politics, War,” 26 March 2020, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/word-pictures-in-deciphering-sri-lankan-history-politics-war/
Roberts, Michael 2019 “Ludicrous Verdicts in Powerful Quarters Still Asserted TODAY: Death Toll in Eelam War IV Magnified Manifold,” 2 December 2019, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/ludicrous-verdicts-in-powerful-quarters-still-asserted-today-death-toll-in-eelam-war-iv-magnified-manifold/
Roberts, Michael 2020 “FOR Sri Lanka: Engaging Lord Naseby and His Journeys in Sri Lanka,” 31 March 2020, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/for-sri-lanka-engaging-lord-naseby-and-his-journeys-in-sri-lanka/
Kunanayakam, Tamara 2014 “ ‘We will get You’ ….American Threat at the UNHRC in Geneva in September 2011.” 27 September 2014, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/we-will-get-you-american-threat-at-the-unhcr-in-geneva-in-september-2011/
Marga 2011 Truth and Accountability. The Last Stages of the War in Sri Lanka, http://www.margasrilanka.org/Truth-Accountability.pdf.
Mango 2011 “Jim Macdonald of AI boxed into corner by Mango in 2009,” 10 August 2011, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/3133/
Narayan Swamy, M. R. 2009 “Prabhakaran: from Catapult Killer to Ruthless Insurgent,” IANS, 18 May 2009 – see http://twocircles.net/node/148596 [reprinted in The Tiger Vanquished, pp. 165-67].
Padraig Colman 2011 “Evaluating the ‘Churnalism’ from Channel 4 and the Moon Panel,” 17 August 2011, https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/a-credible-evaluation-of-%e2%80%9cchurnalism%e2%80%9d-from-channel-4-and-the-moon-panel/
Roberts, Michael “BBC-Blind: Misreading the Tamil Tiger Strategy of International Blackmail, 2008-13,” http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/bbc-blind-misreading-the-tamil-tiger-strategy-of-international-blackmail-2008-13/#more-11221