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Political violence in Sri Lanka

Sasanka Perera

Political violence in Sri Lanka

dynamics, consequences, and issues of democratization

by Sasanka Perera

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Published by Centre for Women"s Research in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Violence -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 1978-,
    • Sri Lanka -- Ethnic relations.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [94]-100).

      StatementSasanka Perera.
      ContributionsCENWOR (Organization : Sri Lanka)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS489.84 .P48 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination100 p. ;
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL157414M
      ISBN 109559052535
      LC Control Number99932984
      OCLC/WorldCa42716605

      The history of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka is replete with violent events. First colonial violence and then counter-insurgency violence terrified generations of civilians in the rural south. I refrain from using the term “culture of extreme violence” or “culture of terror” to refer to this situation of chronic violence.   Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Violence. as noted Sri Lankan anthropologist Stanley Tambiah described in his book Sri Lanka: She writes on .


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