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 modes of activism, the way in which their role
is being perceived and responded to by the other forces of Sinhala-Buddhist
nationalism, and lastly, how the activities of these organizations affect the
precarious political equilibrium in the post-Eelam war Sri Lanka which is
dominated by antagonistic relationships among a number of ethno-religious
nationalisms. It argues that these organizations are very much part of the
hegemonic Buddhist organizational network in Sri Lanka and logical
offspring of a recent evolution of Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism.



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