Ethical Reconstruction? Primitive Accumulation in the Apparel Sector of Eastern Sri Lanka

ICES Research Paper No. 14
By Annelies Goger and Kanchana N. Ruwanpura
October 2014
This paper examines new garment factories in the former conflict areas in the North and East of Sri Lanka to elucidate the role of capital in the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to rebuild the nation following a longstanding ...

Contextualizing Post-War Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: The Political Economy of Territorial Control in Historical Perspectives

ICES Research Paper No. 12
By Charan Rainford
June 2014
In the aftermath of military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in May 2009, the government has embarked on exclusive economic development programmes ...

Balancing Acts: Counselling for Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the Two Districts of Anuradhapura and Batticaloa

ICES Working Paper No. 6
By Chulani Kodikara
December 2014
Women’s representation in electoral political bodies in Sri Lanka ...

A Quota for Women in Local Government in Sri Lanka: Questions of Equality, Modernity and Political Leverage

ICES Working Paper No. 5
By Chulani Kodikara
July 2014
Women’s representation in electoral political bodies in Sri Lanka ...

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 ...