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INTL4280_Feb19 - Tuesday 19 February 2008 Sri Lanka...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008 Sri Lanka – Sinhalese & Tamil Conflict Sinhalese o Sinhalese 70% population of Sri Lanka, primarily Buddhist o Sinhalese Population spread out fairly evenly throughout the island Tamils o Heavily concentrated in the northeastern Sri Lanka o Speak Dravidian language, spoken in India o Stronger ties to India o Primarily Hindu o Local Jaffna Tamils Longer-term residence o Indian Tamils More problems than Jaffna Government took away their citizenship Brought over by the British Sources of conflict o Homeland society (territorialization of memory) Tamils claim they had been there first Tamils were semi-independent under British rule Sinhalese say Buddha told them to conquer the island Sinhalese exaggerate importance of all invasions India made of Sri Lanka to make Tamils look like a threat o Ethno-religious differences Buddhists Sinhalese have a bigger problem with the Hindus than vice
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versa Tamils are darker skinned o Language differences Swabhasa Movement 1950s – push to make the Sinhalese language the national language of Sri Lanka Started before independence from Britain o Historical grievances How the British treated the Sinhalese vs. the Tamils Relative deprivation – Sinhalese felt they weren’t doing as well as they should
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