The return of the captive
Memoir by Ajith Boyagoda & Sunila GalappattiOct 08, 2016
a lot. I didn’t know the neighbours. We had moved into a new house just before
I was captured and I’d never had a chance to settle in. Our neighbours came to
meet me for the first time. For the first week or so, the house was full of
people. People came who knew us well; people came who didn’t know us well. They
asked the same questions, I gave the same answers. I did this again and again.
I felt a little tired through that week.
things I had to do—I neede
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is a Sri Lankan naval officer who spent eight years as a prisoner of the LTTE. His experiences formed the book: A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka.
has worked with other people to tell their stories, as a dramaturg, theatre director and editor. She lives in Sri Lanka and A Long Watch is her first book.
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