Ethnic Unrest in Modern Sri Lanka: An Account of Tamil-Sinhalese Race Relations
M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd., 1994 - 196 pages
The study presents a comprehensive account of the current ethnic conflict between the Sri Lankan Tamils and the Sinhalese Government. Staking their claim as the earliest immigrants into the island, a claim challenged by the tamils, the sinhalese in course of time, assumed political sovereighty over the island including the Tamils in the Socio-economic-educational fields as well.
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Acknowledgements xiŁ 1 Ethnic Composition of the Ceylonese Society
Background Causes of the Present Ethnic Unrest
Genesis and Growth of the Movement for Eelam or Separate Homeland for the Tamils
IndoSri Lanka Agreement of 29 July 1987
Indian Peacekeeping Force IPKF
Birth of the NorthEastern Province
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29 July According administration Agreement areas armed army arrival attack August Batticaloa called camps cent century Ceylon Tamils Chief civilians Colombo communal Constitution continued course December demand district Eastern Provinces Eelam elections EPRLF ethnic favour Federal fighting forces formed four further Gandhi given Government of India groups guerrillas hands held houses Ibid India Today IPKF island issue Jaffna January July June killed land language leaders Liberation live LTTE Madras majority March military movement Muslims North North-Eastern Province Northern and Eastern October official official language operations organization Party peace peninsula Pirabhakaran police political population President Press Prime Minister problem Provincial Council refugees remained reported schools security forces separate September settlement Sinhalese situation soldiers solution sources South Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Government Statesman Tamil militants Tamil Nadu Tigers Trincomalee troops unit violence withdrawal