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Uploaded on Aug 3, 2011
Gordon Weiss, a veteran journalist and UN official for two decades, was firmly entrenched in the Sri Lanka conflict as spokesperson for the UN in Colombo. He was a close observer as, in just four months in 2009, tens of thousands of civilians perished along with the last of the Tamil Tigers.
His account unravels the compelling history which lead up to that horrific moment, revealing the truth of those tragic events.
His perspective was forged over two decades as a journalist, aid worker, and international civil servant in numerous notorious hotspots such as Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Kosovo, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Sudan. After studying law, history, politics, military strategy, anthropology, philosophy and literature he acquired an MA in International Relations with a focus on security.