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Conflict and community in contemporary Sri Lanka

"Pearl of the Indian Ocean" or "the island of tears"

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Published by Sage Publications in New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tamil (Indic people) -- Sri Lanka -- Politics and government,
  • Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 1978-,
  • Sri Lanka -- Ethnic relations

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Siri Gamage & I.B Watson.
    SeriesStudies on contemporary South Asia -- 3.
    ContributionsWatson, Ian Bruce, 1947-, Gamage, Siri, 1951-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS489.84 .C67 1999, DS489.84 .C67 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 355 p. :
    Number of Pages355
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18253682M
    ISBN 100761993932, 0761993940, 8170368642, 8170368634
    ISBN 109780761993933, 9780761993940, 9788170368649, 9788170368632
    LC Control Number99036872

    My favourite fiction and non-fiction books about Tamils and the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.   In mid , the Sri Lankan government began a military offensive against LTTE rebels. Civilians trapped by the fighting face a double peril: if they flee, they risk being killed by the LTTE; if they stay, they must face the government's bombardment. All this has prompted some humanitarian advocates to invoke the 'Responsibility to Protect' (RtoP) principle.

    THE ETHNIC CONFLICT IN SRI LANKA: A HISTORICAL AND SOCIOPOLITICAL OUTLINE Sasanka Perera February Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized. This volume is a background paper prepared for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/ The World Size: 1MB.   Included among the seven books he has also edited are The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Politics and Culture (Duke University Press, ) and Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka (Oxford University Press, ). He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Peradeniya in.

    Sri Lanka: The conflict’s legacy of impunity endures 18 May , UTC On the eighth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s decades-long conflict, Amnesty International calls on the government to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and ensure that any legislation it introduces to replace it meets international standards.   Instead, a different type of violence erupted, this time aimed at the Muslim community. The essays in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities investigate the history and current state of Buddhist-Muslim relations in Sri Lanka, in an attempt to identify the causes of this newly emergent conflict.


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: Conflict and Community in Contemporary Sri Lanka: ′Pearl of the East′ or the ′Island of Tears′. (Studies on Contemporary South Asia, 3) (): Gamage, Siri, Watson, I B: BooksAuthor: Siri Gamage. Conflict and community in contemporary Sri Lanka: 'Pearl of the East' or 'the island of tears'.

Sri Lanka has suffered mass murders, bombings, assassinations and endless ethnic conflict. This book examines the causes of the \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:name\/a> \" Conflict and community in contemporary Sri Lanka: \'Pearl of the East.

" Conflict and Community in Contemporary Sri Lanka: 'Pearl of the East' or the 'Island of Tears'. by A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.

Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. In my view, Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka is one of the best books written on this subject. It delves into the roots of the conflict and provides not only the extensive details of the terrorism and war between the LTTE and the Govt.

of Sri Lanka, but also sheds light on other complex issues involved such as international intervention, Diasporas and by: The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces.

This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) is one of the world’s most intractable contemporary.

When the civil war in Sri Lanka between Sinhala Buddhists and Tamils ended inmany Sri Lankans and foreign observers alike hoped to see the re-establishment of relatively harmonious religious and ethnic relations among the various communities in the country.

Instead, a different type of violence erupted, this time aimed at the Muslim community. In the past decade, Sri Lanka has been engulfed by political tragedy as successive governments have failed to settle the grievances of the Tamil minority in a way acceptable to the majority Sinhala population.

The new Premadasa presidency faces huge economic and political problems with large sections of the island under the control of the Indian Peace-Keeping Force (IPKF) and militant 5/5(1). Nationalism, Development, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka was published in November by Cambridge University Press.

The book explores how the economic and the ethnic have encountered one another in modern Sri Lanka, focusing in particular on the phenomenon of Sinhala nationalism.

In doing so, the draws on a historically informed political sociology, and engages with some of the central. BUDDHISM, CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE IN MODERN SRI LANKA Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lankaexplores dilemmas that Theravada Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in recent decades.

In this book, prominent scholars in the fields of. This book provides a contextualised analysis of the effects of war on a small Tamil community living in northern Sri Lanka during the cease-fire period.

It examines how the society changed and adapted in order to accommodate the upheaval and destruction of war, and its inevitable : Jane Derges. 4 BERKLE CENTER FOR RELIGION, PEACE WORLD AFFAIRS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY CASE STUDY Th SRI LANKA During Sri Lanka’s long civil war (), religion was an important part of the collective identity and social narra-tive of many participants.

Though the war was not strictly a religious conflict, the identity cleavage, Tamil (Hindu) versusFile Size: 4MB. NON FICTION by Sri Lankan Authors. Amerasinghe, A.

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka - The First years. Published by S. Godage. Amirthalingam. Customs and Cultures of Sri Lanka. A&S Books, London. pages Paper back Conflict and Community in Contemporary Sri Lanka: Pearl of the East or the Island of Tears?, Sage, New Delhi, p.

Conflict and Community in Contemporary Sri Lanka: 'Pearl of the East' or Island of Tears'; By Siri Gamage and (eds). Reviewed by Richard Farrant. Customs and Cultures of Sri Lanka by G. Amirthalingam, Reviewed by Mr. Canagaratnam. Demons and Development: The Struggle for Community in a Sri Lankan Village.

James Brow - Reviewed by. The origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War lie in the continuous political rancor between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. The roots of the modern conflict lie in the British colonial rule when the country was known as Ceylon.

There was initially little tension among Sri Lanka's two largest ethnic groups, the Sinhalese and the Tamils, when Ponnambalam Arunachalam, a Tamil, was Location: Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan Civil War. After its independence inSri Lanka was celebrated as a nation most likely to develop into a socially responsible and economically prosperous country.

As Neil DeVotta has said, Sri Lanka, unlike its neighbour India, acquired its independence bloodlessly and was viewed by some as a paragon of peace. This book is not a conventional political history of Sri Lanka.

Instead, it attempts to shed fresh light on the historical roots of the ethnic crisis and uses a combination of historical and anthropologial evidence to challenge the widely-held belief that the conflict in Sri Lanka is simply the continuation of centuries of animosity between the Cited by: In book: Dealing With Diversity: Sri Lankan Discourses on Peace and Conflict, Edition: 2nd, Chapter: The Muslim Factor in the Sri Lanka Conflict, Publisher: The Hague: The Netherlands Institute of.

Really intelligent, unbiased and well-written analysis of the Sri Lankan conflict that takes into account the context and the impact of British colonialism on democratic structures in Sri Lanka. It is very dense and requires some knowledge of political theory to understand but I /5.

Sri Lanka is the 57th most populated nation in the world, with roug, people, and an annual population growth rate of %. Sri Lanka has a birth rate of births per 1, people and a death rate of deaths per 1, people. Population density is highest in western Sri Lanka, especially in and around the g code: +   Throughout most of this decade, Sri Lanka has suffered from escalating violence.

Once the envy of many developing countries for its educational and health care systems, the current crisis has reversed these achievements and damaged much of the social fabric of this small Indian Ocean country. The conflict centers around years of pent-up frustrations between two ethnic groups - the largely.

Sri Lanka, a country that was seen at the time of independence from Britain in as a first potential case of development success in the third world, surprisingly transformed subsequently into a state of political conflict and consequent armed struggles. Sri Lanka’s political conflict, developed since the s, has two major facets.

This is a two-part event discussing Rajesh Venugopal's book, Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka through Cambridge University Press. Drawing on a historically informed political sociology, it explores how the economic and the ethnic have encountered one another, focusing in particular on the phenomenon of Sinhala nationalism.Watson, Gamage, Conflict and Community in Contemporary Sri Lanka (New Delhi: Sage Publications, ) Wickramasinghe, Nira, Ethnic Politics in Colonial Sri Lanka: (New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, ) Wickremaratne, L.A., Buddhism and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka: A Historical Analysis (New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, ).