Sri Lanka: Civil War

Sri Lanka: Civil War along Ethnoreligious Lines
© Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
August 2013

This case study addresses the underlying ethnic and religious tensions behind
the Sri Lankan Civil War (1983-2009), a conflict led by the Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Elam (LTTE) on behalf of the Hindu Tamil minority against
the Sri Lankan government and the Buddhist Sinhalese majority. The core
text of the case study investigates four main questions: What are the historical
origins of the conflict in Sri Lanka? How were domestic religious forces
and identities involved? How important were international religious and
political forces? What role did socioeconomic factors play? In addition to
the core text, the case study also includes a timeline of key events, a guide to
relevant religious organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and government
organizations, and a list of recommended further readings.


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