In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this is her story of her time as a guerrilla.
The ambush -- The house of my grandmother -- Anger and frustration -- Dead and buried -- For the greater good -- An act of betrayal -- A tiger named Roshan -- A military-style training base -- There's still time to change your mind -- I knew it wouldn't last forever -- Experience of the battlefield -- A break in the hostilities -- Trying to ignore my reality -- The last few moments of life -- Where it all ends -- The dream beyond reach -- The jungle hide-out -- Extraordinary days -- Where do I go from here? -- Afterwards.
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 5th December 2012