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The Tamil Genocide By Sri Lanka

Author : Francis Boyle
ISBN : 0932863876
Genre : Political Science
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Sri Lanka's government declared victory in May, 2009, in one of the world's most intractable wars after a series of battles in which it killed the leader of the Tamil Tigers, who had been fighting to create a separate homeland for the country's ethnic Tamil minority. The United Nations said the conflict had killed between 80,000 and 100,000 people in Sri Lanka since full-scale civil war broke out in 1983. A US State Department report offered a grisly catalogue of alleged abuses, including the killing of captives or combatants seeking surrender, the abduction and in some cases murder of Tamil civilians, and dismal humanitarian conditions in camps for displaced persons. Human Rights Watch said the U.S. report should dispel any doubts that serious abuses were committed during the final months of the 26-year civil war. The report gains added significance since, during these five months, the Sri Lankan Government denied independent observers, including the media and human rights organizations, access to the war zone, and conducted a "war without witnesses.a This book traces the ongoing engagement of international lawyer Francis A. Boyle during the last years of the conflict. Boyle was among the very few addressing the international legal implications of the Sri Lankan Government's grave and systematic violations of Tamil human rights while the conflict was taking place. This is the first book to develop an authoritative case for genocide against the Government of Sri Lanka under international law.

Post War Dilemmas Of Sri Lanka

Author : S. I. Keethaponcalan
ISBN : 9780429602252
Genre : Political Science
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By investigating Sri Lanka as a case study, this book examines whether democracy, compared to authoritarianism, is conducive to post-war reconciliation. The research, founded on primary as well as secondary data, concludes that political systems have little to do with the success or failure of post-war ethnic reconciliation. The Sri Lankan case indicated that post-war reconciliation is more contingent on the readiness of the former enemies to come together. Readiness stems from, for example, satisfaction in the way issues have been resolved, confidence in the other party's intentions, and the compulsion to coexist. If the level of satisfaction, confidence, and the compulsion to coexist are low, the readiness to reconcile will also be low. The end of the war had a profound impact on post-war governance and ethnic relations in Sri Lanka. Hence, the volume provides an in-depth analysis of the factors that led to the military victory of the Sri Lankan government over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009. The chapters delve into the nexus between governance and reconciliation under the first two post-war governments. Reconciliation did not materialize in this period. Instead, new fault-lines emerged as attacks on the Muslim community escalated drastically. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the nature of relations between the Sinhalese and Muslims and the Tamils and Muslims, as well as the nature and causes of post-war anti-Muslim riots.

Sri Lanka

Author : Noah Berlatsky
ISBN : 9780737770162
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This collection of essays explores decades of conflict and violence in Sri Lanka and the acts of genocide and crimes against humanity that have resulted. Readers will understand the historical background on the years of conflict, with an examination of the controversies surrounding this conflict. Essays explain the roots of the violence, assertions that genocide was committed by both sides, and the state of the postwar peace process. Background information and first person accounts of the events are provided as well, to give the reader a more rounded knowledge of the events.

Historical Dictionary Of Sri Lanka

Author : Patrick Peebles
ISBN : 9781442255852
Genre : History
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The Historical Dictionary of Sri Lanka contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sri Lanka.

Lok Sabha Debates

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ISBN : UIUC:30112118503009
Genre : India
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Encyclopedia Of World Terrorism

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ISBN : 1563248077
Genre : Terrorism
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The Tamil National Question And The Indo Sri Lanka Accord

Author : N. Seevaratnam
ISBN : UOM:39015020788454
Genre : History
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South Asia Defence And Strategic Year Book

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105129041427
Genre : Military weapons
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Negotiating Peace In Sri Lanka

Author : Kumar Rupesinghe
ISBN : 955135804X
Genre : Conflict management
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Human Rights Internet Reporter

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