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Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

Changing Dynamics

by Jayadeva Uyangoda

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Published by East-West Center Washington in Washington, DC .
Written in English

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    Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict has become protracted and intractable. The twenty-five- year-old civil war has been interrupted numerous times for a negotiated peace and political settlement, yet the conflict has defied deescalation. All failed attempts at negotiated peace have propelled the civil war forward with greater vitality and intensity. Both war and “peace” appear to be mutually sustaining dimensions of a single process of conflict produced and sustained by two defining dynamics: (1) intense competition for state power between state-seeking minority nationalism and state-asserting majority nationalism; and (2) the fact that the “ethnic war” has acquired relative autonomy from the political process of the “ethnic conflict.” Against this backdrop, attempts at negotiated settlement, with or without ceasefires, have not only failed but have redefined the conflict. This study suggests that early deescalation or a long-term settlement is not possible at present. A protracted conflict requires a protracted process of political transformation. Since the question of state power is at the core of the conflict, a credible short-term path to peace should begin with negotiations that aim at, and lead to, reconstituting state power along ethnic lines. This will require a grand ethnic compromise among Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim elites, backed by the people in the three main ethnic formations. Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict has become protracted and intractable. The twenty-five- year-old civil war has been interrupted numerous times for a negotiated peace and political settlement, yet the conflict has defied deescalation. All failed attempts at negotiated peace have propelled the civil war forward with greater vitality and intensity. Both war and “peace” appear to be mutually sustaining dimensions of a single process of conflict produced and sustained by two defining dynamics: (1) intense competition for state power between state-seeking minority nationalism and state-asserting majority nationalism; and (2) the fact that the “ethnic war” has acquired relative autonomy from the political process of the “ethnic conflict.” Against this backdrop, attempts at negotiated settlement, with or without ceasefires, have not only failed but have redefined the conflict. This study suggests that early deescalation or a long-term settlement is not possible at present. A protracted conflict requires a protracted process of political transformation. Since the question of state power is at the core of the conflict, a credible short-term path to peace should begin with negotiations that aim at, and lead to, reconstituting state power along ethnic lines. This will require a grand ethnic compromise among Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim elites, backed by the people in the three main ethnic formations.

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    SeriesPolicy studies -- 32
    The Physical Object
    FormatPerfect Paperback
    Number of Pages76
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    Open LibraryOL12334501M
    ISBN 101932728589
    ISBN 109781932728583


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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. The objective of this book is two-fold.

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Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka provides a useful lens that could be used to examine similar conflicts around the globe.” — H-Net Reviews (H-Genocide) “Understanding the reasons for the conflict remains a critical need, in order to insure that Sri Lanka’s military victory does not serve merely as a prelude to more Price: $ Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict has been characterized by a puzzle.

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Abstract: This article is probing the Sri Lankan Ethnic conflicts and Tamil Diaspora, and the struggle of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka. The ethnic war did end inwith Sri Lankan government, dominated by the Sinhalese majority, defeating Tamil Tigers, the Warriors, who represented for ethnic Tamils.

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Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka book, in July a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka book an end until The history of ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is the history of emergence of consciousness among the majority community; the Sinhala, who define the Sri Lankan society as Sinhala-Buddhist, thereby denying its multi-ethnic character.

This paper examines the circumstances that transformed a. Description: For nearly four decades, Sri Lanka has been the scene of an escalating ethnic conflict between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamils, who form the largest minority.

Language, Religion, and Ethnic Assertiveness traces the development of Sinhalese nationalism by paying particular attention to the Sinhala language and how it relates to Sinhalese national identity.

However, the connections among ethnic difference, conflict, and terrorism are not automatic. This book broadens the discourse on the separatist conflict in Sri Lanka by moving beyond the familiar bipolar Sinhala versus Tamil ethnic antagonism to show how the form and content of ethnicity are shaped by historical social forces.

It develops a multipolar analysis which takes into account diverse Cited by: Ethnic Conflict In Sri Lanka: The Dilemma of Building a Unitary State. This book is an outcome of South and South-east Asia regional workshop on 'Minorities in Buddhist Polities: Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma'.

It mainly focuses on policy issues. The key theme of the book is the role of religions play in both the exacerbation and amelioration of ethnic conflict. However, the connections among ethnic difference, conflict, and terrorism are not automatic. This book broadens the discourse on the separatist conflict in Sri Lanka by moving beyond the familiar.

However, the connections among ethnic difference, conflict, and terrorism are not automatic. This book broadens the discourse on the separatist conflict in Sri Lanka by moving beyond the familiar bipolar Sinhala versus Tamil ethnic antagonism to show how the form and content of ethnicity are shaped by historical social forces.

It develops a. The transition of Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict into a civil war between the state and Tamil nationalist groups began in the late s, and accelerated in the early s,particularly after the anti-Tamil ethnic riots of July There is a pre-civil war phase to the ethnic conflict, running back to the early post-independence : Paul R.

Brass. Synopsis At the point of independence inSri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until This book makes the Sri Lankan conflict accessible to readers interested in the modern global phenomenon of ethnic violence involving religion and also illuminates similar conflicts around the world.

“ a solid introduction to Buddhism and its relationship with the conflict in Sri Lanka. A thematic history of the causes of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lankan was set out in the Appendix to the report on Sri Lanka by the World Bank.

This is reproduced below. Background The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has many root causes and consequences that are closely interlinked. Appendix I Page 1 of 6 Appendix I The Root Causes of the Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka1 Background The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has many root causes and consequences that are closely inter-linked.

However, given its complexities, it should not be assumed that these causes are part of linear historical processes where one event led to Size: 29KB. Get this from a library. Nationalism, development and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. [Rajesh Venugopal] -- "Following the dramatic and violent conclusion of the year old civil war in MaySri Lanka faces a new 'ground-zero' moment.

The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the. sustained ethnic conflict and violence. The transition from conflict to post-conflict society is not books, book chapters and journal articles to his credit.

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= both ranked and unranked. How to diagram. The quest for power = a zero sum game. Sometimes repressed ethnic groups desire to share power. Sometimes, the demand for equality demands for priority or exclusivity.

EX: Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Sri Lanka, one of the most promising states in Asia following independence inhas been torn apart for the past fifteen years by a vicious civil war. The majority Sinhala and minority Tamils have killed each other with increasing ferocity.

The Tamils, who are primarily Hindu, fear losing their identity and being overwhelmed by the majority, who are Buddhist. There are very few studies on Sri Lanka that employ anthropological tools to understand ethnic conflict and the cultural identities of the ethnic groups in that country.

The book under review progressively fills that scholarly gap and offers thoughtful insights to readers. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jaiswal, Soma, Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. Kolkata: Minerva Associates, (OCoLC) [In My Mother's House] leaves a profound sense of the victims' unfathomable losses."— Foreign Affairs "The ethnographic In My Mother's House places Sri Lanka's conflict in its right time-frame, bringing back into the discussion the history beforeand how the violence that people experienced over three decades changed lives and.

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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. The ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka has its origin embedded in colonial history. Before the advent of European colonialism, there were three kingdoms in Sri Lanka, namely Kotte, Tamil and Kandyan.

It divided Sri Lanka along ethnic lines - pitting the majority Buddhist Sinhalese-dominated government against the rebels, who fought for a. - Ceylonese riots, Sri Lanka - ethnic riots popularly known also as the 58 riots was a watershed event in the race relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka.

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