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Conflict and Community in Contemporary Sri Lanka
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Conflict and Community in Contemporary Sri Lanka
'Pearl of the East' or the 'Island of Tears'?

Edited by:
  • Siri Gamage - University of New England, Armidale, Australia
  • I B Watson - University of New England, Armidale, Australia


© 2000 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Through fifty years of independence, Sri Lanka has suffered mass murders, bombings, assassinations and endless ethnic conflict. This book examines the causes of the conflict and suggests ways it might be solved.
I B Watson and Siri Gamage
Introduction
 
PART ONE: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE CONFLICTS
Bernard Swan
Peace
Sri Lanka's Impossible Dream?  
Nihal Perera
Colonialism and National Space
Representaions of Sri Lanka  
V Nithiyanandam
From Non-News to State News
An Analysis of the Global Projection of Sri Lanka's Ethnic Conflict  
Laksiri Fernando
Ethnic Conflict and the State in Sri Lanka
A Possible Solution?  
Purnaka L de Silva
The Growth of Tamil Paramilitary Nationalisms
Sinhala Chauvinism and Tamil Responses  
Rohan Gunaratna
Internationalism of the Tamil Conflict (and its Implications)
 
PART TWO: STORY OF THE CONFLICTS THROUGH THE NARRATIVES
Margaret Trawick
Reasons for Violence
A Preliminary Ethnographic Account of the LTTE  
Michele Ruth Gamburd
Wearing a Dead Man's Jacket
State Symbols in Troubled Places  
Marilyn Krysl
Suite for Kododicholai, Sri Lanka
Mark P Whitaker
Tigers and Temples
The Politics of Nationalist and Non-Modern Violence in Sri Lanka  
Patricia Lawrence
The Changing Amman
Notes on the Injury of War in Eastern Sri Lanka  
Dennis B McGilvray
Tamils and Muslims in the Shadow of War
Schism or Continuity?  
 
PART THREE: COSTS OF THE CONFLICTS
P Edirisuriya
Determinants of Military Expenditure in Sri Lanka
Jayatilleke S Bandara
The Impact of the Civil War on Tourism and the Regional Economy
 
PART FOUR: THE CONFLICTS IN DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
Meghan O'Sullivan
Conflict as a Catalyst
The Changing Politics of the Sri Lankan Muslims  
H L D Mahindapala
Denigration of the Sinhala People
Siri Hettige
Economic Liberalisation, Social Class and Ethnicity
Emerging Trends and Conflicts  
Siri Gamage
Post-Independent Political Conflicts in Sri Lanka
Elites, Ethnicity and Class Contradictions  

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