Publications

Advancing Truth and Justice in Sri Lanka : an Introduction to Transitional Justice

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) will conduct a series of dialogues indifferent parts of the country, to provide space for civil and political society to ...

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

The study examines the different types of religious attacks and the perpetrators involved; the legal and institutional framework pertaining to religious freedom in Sri Lanka; the socio-cultural, economic and political contexts in... ...

Experiences of a Relocated Community in Colombo : Case Study of Sinhapura, Wanathamulla

This report is about a relocated community in Sinhapura, in Wanathamulla, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sinhapura is a government housing complex in two phases, each with ...

Advancing Truth and Justice in Sri Lanka: A Report of Six Dialogues

The report documents the discussions of six dialogues on transitional justice that were held in different parts of the country during 2015. The discussions ...

Picturing Coexistence and Conflict: Learning about the Other through Grassroots Comics

January 2016
The wall poster and eight-pager comics in this publication, represent the experiences and ...

Self, religion identity and politics : Buddhist and Muslim encounters in contemporary Sri Lanka

This study looks at the post-war phenomenon of rising religious conflict in Sri Lanka, specifically between the Buddhist (Sinhala) and Muslim ...

Fracturing Community : Intra-group relations among the Muslims of Sri Lanka

Ethno-religious violence has a long history in Sri Lanka dating far back as 1883. The Muslims of Sri Lanka have been victims of ...

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

Groups affected by conflict find it difficult to recover due to the extent of the violence they have faced and the scale of losses incurred. The impact of a war ...

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 ...

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 ...
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