Ethnic Unrest in Modern Sri Lanka: An Account of Tamil-Sinhalese Race Relations

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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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Contents

Acknowledgements xiŁ 1 Ethnic Composition of the Ceylonese Society
1
Background Causes of the Present Ethnic Unrest
15
Genesis and Growth of the Movement for Eelam or Separate Homeland for the Tamils
31
Ethnic Violence
51
IndoSri Lanka Agreement of 29 July 1987
83
Indian Peacekeeping Force IPKF
105
Birth of the NorthEastern Province
121
Issue of Deinduction of the IPKF
135
Post IPKF Phase
149
Indias Justification for Interference in Sri Lankan Affairs
167
Epilogue
177
Inder
191
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