January 20, 2020

North Korea’s role in Sri Lanka’s bloody insurgencies
Pyongyang has history of backing radical nationalist movements in civil war
“Secrets become powerless in the open air,” says a character in Anil’s Ghost (2000), Michael Ondaatje’s novel set in the midst of Sri Lanka’s long civil war. It is a truism that powerful figures in Sri Lanka, accused of human rights abuses and war crimes, should ponder.Five years after the war’s end, secrets are indeed being exposed to the open air, secrets written in bone. Just