Rampant Lions: The Buddhist response to violence in Sri Lanka

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Bailey, David Paul
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2007
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Sri Lanka, political history , Ceylon , Tamils , Sinhalese , ethnic conflicts -- Sri Lanka , Buddhism , Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) , Kotahena Confrontation
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Author describes religious, social, and ethnic roots of Sri Lanka political history. He concludes that "competing national myths, conflicting views over the use of public space, and different experiences under colonialism, the distinctions between Tamils and the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka have been reinforced to such a degree that the situation regarding the devolution of central authority may be seen as irreconcilable given the history of events that has transpired since independence."

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Bailey, David Paul (2007). Rampant Lions: The Buddhist response to violence in Sri Lanka. -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.37, p.12-24
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Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology
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0047-3928
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