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Cultural minorities of Sri Lanka

Workshop on the Cultural Minorities of Sri Lanka (1984 Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Cultural minorities of Sri Lanka

their growth, achievements, and relevance today

by Workshop on the Cultural Minorities of Sri Lanka (1984 Colombo, Sri Lanka)

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Published by International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka
    • Subjects:
    • Ethnology -- Sri Lanka -- Congresses.,
    • Minorities -- Sri Lanka -- Congresses.,
    • Sri Lanka -- Civilization -- Congresses.

    • About the Edition

      Contributed articles on the ethnology of minorities in Sri Lanka presented at the Workshop on the Cultural Minorities of Sri Lanka held on Oct. 13, 1984 by ICES, Colombo Sri Lanka.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-107).

      Statementedited by E. Vijayalakshmi.
      GenreCongresses.
      ContributionsVijayalakshmi, E., International Centre for Ethnic Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS489.2+
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 107 p. ;
      Number of Pages107
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3440812M
      ISBN 109555800960
      LC Control Number2005310243
      OCLC/WorldCa60767182

      A new president, Maithripala Sirisena, has brought a new wave of hope to Sri Lanka, yet it is still a moment of somewhat tempered optimism for the minorities who constitute almost 30 percent of. Sinhalese, also spelled Singhalese or Cingalese, member of a people of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) who constitute the largest ethnic group of that island. In the early 21st century the Sinhalese were estimated to number about million, or 73 percent of the population. Their ancestors are believed to have come from northern India, traditionally in the 5th century bce.

      Sexual minorities in Sri Lanka have been counted in recent times as consisting of as little as % of the population to as high as %. It is likely that there are around 1,, LGBTQIA according to current mapping conventions. A year old British law criminalizing gay sex remains on the books, however the law has never been used and.   I came across flyers that targeted both Muslim and Christian minority groups in Sri Lanka, who account for 17% of Sri Lankan’s population. There were calls for a boycott of their : Tasnim Nazeer.

        Throughout most of this decade, Sri Lanka has suffered from escalating violence. Once the envy of many developing countries for its educational and health care systems, the current crisis has reversed these achievements and damaged much of the social fabric of this small Indian Ocean country. The conflict centers around years of pent-up frustrations between two ethnic groups - the largely.   The essays in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities investigate the history and current state of Buddhist-Muslim relations in Sri Lanka, in an attempt to identify the causes of this newly emergent conflict. Euro-American readers unfamiliar with this story will be surprised to learn that it inverts common stereotypes of the two religious groups.


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The introduction of tea into the country quickly led to the establishment of Sri Lanka’s tea industry, which permanently changed the shape of the island’s hill country and led to Sri Lanka becoming the 4th largest exporter of tea worldwide. Get this from a library.

Cultural minorities of Sri Lanka: their growth, achievements, and relevance today. [E Vijayalakshmi; International Centre for Ethnic Studies.;] -- Contributed articles on the ethnology of minorities in Sri Lanka presented at the Workshop on the Cultural Minorities of Sri Lanka held on Oct.

13, by ICES, Colombo Sri Lanka. COLOMBO (20 October ) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, today urged the Government of Sri Lanka not to lose the momentum gained by the new.

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