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Ethnicity

Sri Lanka’s ethnic and language issues as seen by historians

Sri Lanka’s ethnic and language issues as seen by historians

In his seminal work, The Evolution of an Ethnic Identity: The Tamils of Sri Lanka: C 300 BCE to C 1200 BCE (The South Asian Studies Centre, Sydney 2005), Prof K Indrapala says that the present-day territories of Sri Lanka and South India comprised a single region in which the pre-historic ancestors of Sri Lankans and South Indians roamed freely....

How Sri Lankan religious communities see each other

How Sri Lankan religious communities see each other

Research by the International Center for Ethnic Studies indicates that, in most contexts, there is tolerance and understanding among the various religious groups in Sri Lanka. But there are also deep-seated pre-conceived negative notions about each other which stand in the way of ethnic and religious understanding.

Hakeem’s recipe for inter-religious harmony in Sri Lanka

Hakeem’s recipe for inter-religious harmony in Sri Lanka

In his book ‘WE ARE PART NOT APART’ Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem urges Sinhala-Buddhists to see Muslims in the proper perspective based on facts, while appealing to the Muslims to temper their new traits which annoy the Sinhala-Buddhists to ensure that the latter do not harbor fears of being overwhelmed.

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