The Chronic and the Acute: Post-War Religious Violence in Sri Lanka
The study, ‘The Chronic and the Acute: Post-War Religious Violence in Sri Lanka’,
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 which religious violence occurred in Sri Lanka, and the roles that mainstream and social media played in promoting certain discourses relating to religious freedom and religious violence. The concluding section offers key observations and recommendations pertaining to religious freedom and religious violence.
This study is part of a project on religious harmony and inter-faith dialogue that
ICES and Equitas have been implementing over the past two years. Through research, dialogue, education, and community interventions, this project has sought to enhance understanding between and amongst different religious groups in Sri Lanka, promote social harmony, and foster inter-ethnic and inter-religious coexistence.