Human Rights Practice in Sri Lanka: Towards a Thick Description

By Shermal Wijewardene
Wijay K. Nagaraj
This is a finely researched and written monograph on human rights practice in Sri Lanka from the perspective of a selection of social actors engaged in it ...

Competing for Victimhood Status: Northern Muslims and the Ironies of Post-War Reconciliation, Justice and Development

ICES Research Paper No. 13
By Farzana Haniffa
July 2014
The northern Muslims together with all protracted IDPs displaced prior to 2008 became a low priority case load for return and resettlement assistance in the aftermath of the ‘end’ of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009 ...

War Making and State Building: the Politics of State Reform in Sri Lanka

By Sanayi Marcelline
war making and state building' traces the failure of democratic state reform in the past thirty years in Sri Lanka ...

A History of Tamil Diaspora Politics in Canada: Organizational Dynamics and Negotiated Order, 1978-2013

ICES Research Paper No. 11
By Amarnath Amarasingam
November 2013
This paper sets out to examine diasporic mobilization in Canada in its various organizational forms, from the 1980s to the present


ICES Annual Report 2009-2012

Established in 1982, the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) is one of Asia’s leading research centres, focusing on ethnicity, identity politics, conflict and conflict resolution, post-war reconstruction ...

On (not) Knowing One’s Place: A Critique of Cultural Relativism

ICES Working Paper No. 4
By Qadri Ismail
August 2013
The paper was presented at Ethical Futures: Dialogues on state, society and ethical existence organized by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies. Held on 30th May to lst June 2013 ...

What Lessons Are We Talking About? Reconciliation and Memory in Post-Civil War Sri Lankan Cinema

ICES Research Paper No. 10
By Dinidu Karunanayake and Thiagaraja Wardas
September 2013
A collaborative research publication by a Sinhala Buddhist and a Tamil Christian. ...

Only Until the Rice is Cooked? The Domestic Violence Act, Familial Ideology and Cultural Narratives in Sri Lanka (Sinhala)

ICES Working Paper No. 1
By Chulani Kodikara
September 2013
This paper maps contemporary discourses on domestic violence in Sri Lanka, especially in connection with the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 2005 (PDVA) ...
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