Revisiting FIRE & STORM

Michael Roberts

In presenting a Zoom Lecture relating to the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka in April 2021 for Dr. Geethika Dharmasinghe’s class at Colgate University in USA a month or so back,  I deplyed the work that went into one of books: that entitled FIRE & STORM.

I now atempt to schock people around the world with pictorial illustrations of some — note “Some” (with all its partialities) — photographs of the political and Eelam War scenarios in Sri Lanka displayed in Fire & Storm.

SWRD Bandaraniake arousing the Sinhala masses for Sinhala Only …. and Tamil satyagrahis in peaceful protest at Galle Face Green being forcibly removed by Sinhala activists






LTTE fighters at one of their Indian training caamps in India in the mid-1980s …. The cluster of Tamil leaders assemblde for the Thimpu talks under India’s oversight in …….

Fire & Storm Paperback – January 1, 2010 =

Those interested in this topic should also consult the two volume set of articles and photographs presented by Michael Roberts with the titles

Tamil Person and State: Essays, Colombo, Vijitha Yapa Publishers, 2012

Tamil Person & State: Pictorial, Colombo, Vijitha Yapa Publishers, 2012

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