Daily Archive: February 10, 2017


Demons of Batalanda: Who was behind them?

It was the time when terror enveloped the whole of Sri Lanka. The JVP’s second insurgency was raging. Many were the sacrifices made to appease the demons in human form. They were celebrating and enjoying life while murder squads under their direction were roaming the country looking for prey. Torture...


Batalanda’s ghosts return to haunt Ranil

By Nirupama Subramanian COLOMBO, AUG. 22. “Anil’s Ghost”, the new novel by the celebrated Sri Lankan-Canadian writer, Mr. Michael Ondaatje, is based on the orgy of killings and disappearances that swept southern Sri Lanka in the late 80s when government-backed death squads put down an armed insurrection by the Janatha...