Michael Roberts, 12 June 2011
This article can be found as http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/reading-%e2%80%9cdevastation%e2%80%9d-botham-cmj-ban-ki-moon/
Preamble: The seeds of this essay lodged in my mind in early March 2009 when still in Lanka after an email exchange with CMJ; but I was too busy to develop the idea till May. The first draft was prepared then. That set me on a course that led to an essay I considered vital to be a backdrop, namely, “The Landscape of the LTTE’s Last Redoubt, May 2009,” which is at http://thuppahi. wordpress.com/2011/06/07/the-landscape-of-the-ltte%e2%80%99s-last-redoubt-may-2009/.