Rohana Wijeweera - a ninth death anniversary assessment

The Age of Innocence, The April uprising & Tragedy or nemesis

By Ajith Samaranayake

The Age of Innocence

Nine years after his death Rohana Wijeweera, the leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna remains as much of an enigmatic figure as he was during his chequered and controversy-ridden life. To be sure a small hill of books, leaflets, booklets and theses have been spawned by the JVP but behind this smokescreen of words the figure of its founder remains as illusive as ever. Who was this man who founded and built a political party which under two decades was twice able to traumatise the political establishment of the day? Read More in WWW Virtual Library Sri lanka