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    Tamils in Sri Lanka: Victims of Genocide or Politicide? The civil war in Sri Lanka went on for almost thirty years, and has been a huge human rights debate since it began because of the awful things committed by both sides, and after so many unnecessary deaths, finally ended in 2009 when the Sri Lankan government overwhelmed the rebels. It involved the Sinhalese community, who are the majority community in the country, and the armed insurrection of Tamils, who referred to themselves officially the “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam.” Many Tamils were not satisfied with their treatment under Sri Lankan rule and tried to separate from that power and create a whole new country in northern Sri Lanka where the majority lived. It started with small attacks by a few men who took up arms and escalated into war over the next three decades and…

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    Sri Lanka was relatively poor as it was still a developing country. Their average income was roughly $1,000 US dollars. Nobel prize winner, Mohan Munasinghe, describes the community as primarily homeless and unprepared for this catastrophic event. He uses the term civil society to describe the mass of people who came together and formed local groups to help evacuate remaining survivors. The groups set up refugee camps in safe neighborhoods and schools as well as provided food and water. The…

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    Additionally, women in Sri Lanka are the center of the household, influencing family members and neighbors. Based on my experience it is typical for Sinhalese women in a neighborhood to socialize daily. By using this opportunity to get women together to socialize, Sarvodaya can imbed facilitators to lead discussions on gender and conflict. The first step is to brainstorm what identity means to the women. This will take place over four sessions to prevent overwhelming women and to give…

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    Unlike many other countries in South Asia, Sri Lanka is one of the original minimally industrialized countries to establish universal health care, along with free education, increased social mobility, and robust equality among genders. Compared to countries with similar stages of economic improvement, Sri Lanka has been able to obtain exceedingly high standards since gaining its independence. By implementing policies which are welfare-oriented, these standards of health care expansion and…

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    10 reasons why Sri Lanka is great for families/for travels with a kid/kids. And one reason why it isn’t. This June, we spent three weeks wandering around Sri Lanka with our three-year-old kid. We changed our accommodation 11 times, switched a number of transportation devices and saw a multitude of animals living in their natural habitat. We would like to share 10 reasons why Sri Lanka is great for a trip with a kid. And you must also be curious about the one reason against it. 1. Beaches One of…

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    will lead any study to a deeper comprehension of how the social, political and cultural-religious structures are organized and dependent on each other, from the grassroots to higher levels of policy making. Last week Dennis McGilvray, Sandra Johansson and Christine Sundberg engaged us in a fascinating panel on the subject of terrorism. To start, the panel focused on why people undertake the decision to join terrorist groups. Sandra Johansson explained that in Colombia, researchers came to the…

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    Although young people may now choose their own partners, horoscopes, caste and parental approval are still important factors. Elderly are respected in sri lanka and usually remain an integral part of the extended family (Atkinson, 2009, p.41). Family structure The Sri Lankan family is essentially the conjugal unit of husband, wife and dependent children. Woman had strong say in health and fertility behavior. Change in recent times where there has been shift from family-arranged to self selected…

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    Waas manpower recruitment agency is a limited liability company which provides contingent and permanent workforce solution to the private and public sector business organizations in Sri Lanka. The company offers for its customers, a good quality and highly qualified professionals in order to fulfill the customer requirements. It will be equipped with the experts who are specialized in various fields to provide accounting, finance, IT, legal consultation, marketing, cleaning services and other…

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    Disregarding Sri Lankan culture, the aid groups rushed in with their PTSD diagnostic manuals that don’t match with how Sri Lankans experience trauma. Few groups even bothered to actually register with the government or ask what kind of help the country needed. The aid groups spiraled into chaos where “rivalries broke out between counseling groups over which populations would receive which services” (Watters, 2010, p. 78). Making things even worse, what Watters termed “parachute researchers”…

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    haven’t read it, this authentic and touching novel follows the thoughts of many Sri Lankan Tamils with different background during the dreadful civil war. It especially follows the eponymous character Anil, a slightly morose and independent forensic pathologist. Just like the theatrical presentation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Tzu’s The Art of War or Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, the theme of war is often present in plays. Plus, I think people prefer or at least are keener to watch dramatic…

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