Sustaining a state in conflict: Politics of foreign aid in Sri Lanka


Sustaining a state in conflict

by Sunil Bastian


This study focuses on the politics of foreign aid to Sri Lanka from developed
capitalist countries of the West, Japan and multilateral agencies during the period
1977 to the end of the armed conflict between Sri Lankan security forces and the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. This period is characterised by economic policies
that emphasised openness to global capitalism, markets and the private sector,
and an armed conflict resulting from the demand by the Tamil minority for a
separate state.



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