Marga Institute - Centre for Development Studies

Issues of Truth and Accountability

The Marga Institute and Consortium for Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) launched the publication – “Issues of Truth and Accountability – Narrative 3 (The Last stages of the war in Sri Lanka), on the 15th of August at the BMICH.

The international engagement in a call for action on Sri Lanka’s accountability arising from the last stages of the war, and the upcoming resolution in this regard at the UNHRC Council in March this year, brought together the Marga Institute and CHA in a joint endavour to present an alternate narrative of the events of the last stages of the war. The subsequent resolution adopted by the UNHRC convinced the partners of the need to place the narrative in the domain of the public discourse on the last stages of the war. The work on the compilation of the “Third Narrative” was led by Godfrey Gunatilleke, Jeevan Thiagarajah and Asoka Gunawardena and supported with important contributions and insights from other members of the group who participated in the discussions. 

Please contact the Marga Institute or CHA for your personal copy of the book

Hard cover book – Rs. 1000/=

Soft Cover –Rs. 750/=

E-version (2 CD’s – Book in electronic format and documentary)    

Read the book "Issues of Truth and Accountability- The Third Narrative"

 

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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