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Gordon Weiss, a journalist and UN spokesperson in Sri Lanka during the final years of the war, pulls back the curtain of government misinformation to tell the full story for the first time

Gordon Weiss, a journalist and UN spokesperson in Sri Lanka during the final years of the war, pulls back the curtain of government misinformation to tell the full story for the first time. Tracing the role of foreign influence as it converged with a history of radical Buddhism and ethnic conflict, The Cage is a harrowing portrait of an island paradise torn apart by war and the root causes and catastrophic consequences of a revolutionary uprising caught in the crossfire of international power jockeying

By Gordon Weiss Whilst the Sinhalese are beguiled by the promise of saviours, they have an anarchic . Four years ago, when I began to write "The Cage", people insisted with such assuredness that there would never be an international investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka.

By Gordon Weiss Whilst the Sinhalese are beguiled by the promise of saviours, they have an anarchic streak that leads them to deracinate those who disappoint, occasionally with extreme violence. An hour ago the motion for an international investigation passed at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, by an overwhelming majority.

Gordon Weiss’s lower estimate of 7,000 civilian deaths, made in 2009, was challenged by Sir John Holmes, the . In spite of this, Weiss throughout The Cage routinely talks of between 10,000 and 40,000, which is meaningless.

Gordon Weiss’s lower estimate of 7,000 civilian deaths, made in 2009, was challenged by Sir John Holmes, the UN ral for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, who stated in New York on 24 March 2009 that this figure could not be verified. In spite of this, Weiss throughout The Cage routinely talks of between 10,000 and 40,000, which is meaningless

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Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka has been marred by a toxic mix of religion, nationalism and xenophobia. Post-colonial governments ruled with an iron fist, and democracy crumbled. Extremist Buddhist monks preached bloodshed. Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka has been marred by a toxic.

Once known for its exquisite tea, drowsy climate, and amiable people, Sri Lanka was the Indian Ocean jewel of the British Empire. After Independence, the island enjoyed a liberal parliamentary democracy with a lively independent press and a booming economy. It had a judiciary, an efficient economy, and a stability envied by emerging nations. The world expected a leader amongst nations. Instead, in pursuit of power and fundamentalist Buddhism, an oligarchy of Sinhalese political leaders and monks hi-jacked democracy. In response a brutal enemy was born: the Tamil Tigers.

Gordon Weiss has lived in New York and worked in numerous conflict and natural disaster zones including the Congo, Uganda, Darfur, Bosnia, Afghanistan . The Cage - Gordon Weiss.

Gordon Weiss has lived in New York and worked in numerous conflict and natural disaster zones including the Congo, Uganda, Darfur, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Syria, and Haiti. Employed by the United Nations for over two decades, he continues to consult on war, extremism, peace building, and human rights. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Bellevue Literary PressReleased: Sep 4, 2012ISBN: 9781934137574Format: book.

Gordon Weiss witnessed the conflict at first hand as a UN spokesman in Colombo. Browse(Open in a new tab). Gordon Weiss was the United Nations Spokesman in Sri Lanka for two years during the recent civil war. For two decades, he worked as a journalist and for international organisations in numerous conflict and natural disaster zones. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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The Cage by Gordon Weiss MOBI
In the closing days of the 30-year Sri Lankan civil war, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, according to UN estimates, as government forces hemmed in the last remaining Tamil Tiger rebels on a tiny sand spit, dubbed "The Cage". Gordon Weiss, a journalist and UN spokesperson in Sri Lanka during the final years of the war, pulls back the curtain of government misinformation to tell the full story for the first time. Tracing the role of foreign influence as it converged with a history of radical Buddhism and ethnic conflict, The Cage is a harrowing portrait of an island paradise torn apart by war and the root causes and catastrophic consequences of a revolutionary uprising caught in the crossfire of international power jockeying.
Gordon Weiss has lived in New York and worked in numerous conflict and natural disaster zones including Bosnia, Afghanistan, Darfur, Pakistan, Congo, and Haiti. Employed by the United Nations for over 12 years, Weiss is now a writer, speaker, and analyst of international affairs as well as a founding advisor to the International Crimes Evidence Project, currently investigating war crimes.
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