A Tough Apprenticeship: Sri Lanka's Military Against the Tamil Militants 1979 - 1987

A comprehensive military analysis of 'Ealam War I.' Using a wide range of sources Wickremesekera examines the challenges faced by Sri Lanka’s military forces during the first phase of the conflict, starting with the first deployment of the army in the Jaffna peninsula to combat terrorism in 1979 to the first major military operation conducted by the Sri Lankan armed forces in May 1987. More

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About Channa Wickremesekera

I was born in Sri Lanka and have been living in Australia since 1990. I have written five novels: 'Walls', 'Distant Warriors', 'In the Same Boat' and 'Asylum' and 'Tracks'. My fiction often deals with the experience of migrants. I am also a military historian, having obtained my PhD. in History from Monash University, Melbourne in 1998. I have written four monographs on South Asian military history, 'Best Black Troops in the World', 'Kandy at War', 'The Tamil Separatist War in Sri Lanka' and 'ATough Appreniceship: Sri Lanka's Military Aganst the Tamil Militants 1979 - 1987.'

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