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Prisoner #1056 : how I survived war and found peace Book
Book | Viking Canada, Toronto : 2023.

  • 3 of 4 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
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For CI Financial executive Roy Ratnavel, 'started in the mailroom' is more than a cliche. That was his start on Bay Street only a few years after escaping the ethnic violence that was engulfing Sri Lanka. Ratnavel's incredible journey begins when he was 17, taken by government soldiers to a prison camp for no reason other than guilty of being Tamil. He was tortured for two months, until he was able to get word out to a family friend-a colonel in the Sri Lankan army. 'Uncle' Fernando was able to rescue Ratnavel from the camp and return the bruised, bloodied boy to his family. Ratnavel's father understood that there was no future for his son in Sri Lanka. He sought refuge for his son in Canada. When the consular immigration officer asked for proof that the boy faced danger in his homeland, Roy simply lifted his shirt to show the man his raw scars. It wasn't long before Ratnavel was on a plane. His father was shot two days later. To repay the debt he owed to his hero of a father, Ratnave.

  • ISBN: 9780735245723
  • Physical Description: 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2023.
  • General Note:
    Includes index.

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