Research papers

Religious Interface and Contestations Between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka

This study examines the claim made by researchers that there is a shift in conflict dynamics in post-war Sri Lanka from ethnic hostilities ...

New Buddhist Extremism and the Challenges to Ethno-Religious Coexistence in Sri Lanka

This study attempts to understand the emergence of politically motivated Buddhist organizations, their ...

Womens Economic Empowernment : A Literature Review

Achieving womens economic empowerment is dependent on the interplay of a
number of factors. First and foremost are the gender norms that dictate womens role
in society ...

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... ...

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 ...

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 ...
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