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Anils Ghost 1Plot Anils Ghost is set during a war the enemy is difficult to identify in the bloody ethnic war between Buddhists and Hindus that ripped Sri Lanka apart in the 1980s and 90s The protagonist Anil Tissera a native Sri Lankan left her homeland at 18 and returns to it 15 years later only as part of an international human rights fact-finding mission In the intervening years she has become a forensic anthropologist She works with the government to investigate human rights abuses in partnership with an archaeologistSarath Diyasena who is a Sri Lankan representative His political affiliation is difficult to identify Together they uncover evidence of a government-sponsored murder in the shape of a skeleton they nickname Sailor But as Anil begins her investigation into the events surrounding Sailors death she finds herself caught in a web of politics paranoia and tragedy In the end the government takes all the data Anil has collected Within 24 hours she writes a new report of Sailors death and his former life Then she returns to US Sarath is a victim of a political murder The novel includes also the story of many relationships in Anils life in the lives of other people whom she meets and those whom she remembers 2Characters Anil Tissera - 33 years old was born in Sri Lanka Colombo speaks still a little bit Sinhala - was educated in England and America - has been sent to Sri Lanka by an international human rights group - curious distrustful ambitious Sarath Diyasena - 49 years old - hes a passionate archaeologist has been selected by the government to be teamed with Anil in the investigations - he has got a younger brother - Gamini - his political affiliation is unclear - distrustful - his wife committed suicide Gamini
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