Conflict in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Case Study of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s 30-year long armed conflict has had significant impacts on the population including in the Northern Province and Eastern Province. Most aspects of life have suffered: People have been displaced, institutions disintegrated, and essential communal and public infrastructure damaged. People could no longer access markets as they once had and the transport of goods virtually came to a halt. Once-industrious communities that had produced lush harvests of rice, vegetables, fruits, and other crash crops became impoverished.
The Sinhalese and the Tamils have been having conflict in Sri Lanka
While mainly presenting concerns at the United Nations, she has addressed many national legislatures on the armed conflict in Sri Lanka and has made presentations on this topic at numerous university conferences and public forums.
But the July 1983 anti-Tamil riots, which indisputably proved that not a single institution representing the Sri Lankan state was capable of treating the Tamils as equal citizens, saw the rebels' numbers grow by the thousands. It was the beginning of Sri Lanka's civil war. In the years that followed the (LTTE), currently proscribed as a terrorist group in a number of countries, took up arms and engaged in one of the twentieth century's most gruesome separatist conflicts.
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With language being connected to upward mobility in the most fundamental ways and with many Sinhalese holding that the English language had been utilised to suppress their socio-economic aspirations. the quest to make Sinhala the country's only official language soon gained momentum. S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, who was the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), realised that the language issue could be manipulated to defeat the governing United National Party (UNP), and he consequently embraced the Sinhala-only position during the 1956 general election (Manor 1989).
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His research explores the international system as a socializing and subject-producing device, using the conflict in Sri Lanka as a case study.
Religious conflicts in Sri Lanka
Sumanasiri Liyanage teaches political economy at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His principal research interests include social movements, social justice, and critical social theory. He is a critical participant of Sri Lankan civil society initiatives for peace and conflict transformation and a regular columnist for Sinhala and English newspapers.
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David Lake and Donald Rothchild’s argument that a group’s ‘collective fear of the future’ (41) is often the main cause of ethnic conflict remains the most successful framework through which to evaluate the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Religiously motivated conflicts in Sri Lanka
He has several academic publications to his credit including Management of Ethnic Secessionist Conflict; The Big Neighbour syndrome, Dartmouth Publishing Company Ltd., Aldershot, England, (1995) and “The Peace Process and the Real Losers”, in Jayadeva Uyangoda and Maurine Perera (eds.), Sri Lanka’s Peace Process – 2002, Critical Perspectives, Social Scientists, Association, Colombo, (144-148) – (2003)