Paradise Poisoned : Learning about Conflict, Terrorism and Development from Sri Lanka’s Civil Wars By John Richardson

“Paradise Poisoned” draws crucial lessons from Sri Lanka’s civil wars to demonstrate that violent conflict and terrorism are both predictable and preventable. ...

Ethnic Conflict in Buddhist Societies in South and Southeast Asia: The Politics behind Religious Rivalries

By K.M. de Silva (ed.)
December 2015
In 1988, the ICES in association with the Thai Studies Programme of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand organised a conference on ...

Yaadhum(All): Film showing and discussion with film maker

2 December 2015

Caught between different identities in terms of race, religion, and nationality, the film Yaadhum (All) is one man’s quest ...

The Chronic and the Acute: Post-War Religious Violence in Sri Lanka

1 December 2015

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) and Equitas (the International Centre for Human Rights Education in Montreal) is pleased to invite you to the launch ...

Stanley J Tambiah: Celebrating His Work

30 November 2015

Stanley J. Tambiah, was the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Social Anthropology Emeritus, and a world-renowned scholar. Author of ...

Conflict, Displacement and Post-War Recovery: A Community Profile of Passaiyoor East in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

ICES Working Paper No. 07
By Danesh Jayatilaka, Kopalapillai Amirthalingam and Shiyana Gunasekara
October 2015
This study was carried out as part of the three-year research project „Involuntary Resettlement: A Cross Country Study on Urban Inequality and Poverty‟ of the „Safe and Inclusive Cities‟ (SAIC) global research programme ...

Advancing Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

4 November 2015


The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) is pleased to invite you to a discussion on ‘Truth, Justice and Reconciliation’ at the ‘ ...

Advancing Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

2 November 2015

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) is pleased to invite you to a discussion on ‘Truth, Justice and Reconciliation’ at the ...

Dealing with the Past

3 November 2015

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) is pleased to invite you to a discussion on ‘Dealing with the Past’ at the ICES ...

SRI LANKA: COME WIND, COME WEATHER : A Political History of Sri Lanka since Independence in Narrative Form, Volume 1

By K.M. de Silva
August 2015
The book aims to examine some of the vitally important political issues that form an essential part of the ...