More Thrills than Skills – A Half-life in Journalism, Part 58

Over the next few weeks, is to publish, each weekday, extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More Thrills than Skills: A Half-life in Journalism’, is being scheduled for publication next year.

In those days, there was just the odd journalist or aid worker while Mr Kumar patiently waited for the tourists to come back. As you made your way up the narrow, broken road to Nilaveli, past a series of rigorous army checkpoints and through the heavy iron gates set in a high wall, the place was an enigma.