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Daya Somasundaram

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853110X499954 Asian Journal of Social Science 38 (2010) 416–441 Suicide Bombers of Sri Lanka * Daya Somasundaram University of Jaffna Abstract The phenomena of suicide bombers in Sri Lanka share some similarities with but also


Lola Guyot

from the politics of their counterparts in the homeland? Then, to what extent can diasporas actively alter the course of the conflict back home? In order to address these questions, I will analyse the case of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora and its transnational activities since the end of the war in

Amira Schiff

of Indonesia ( goi ) and the Free Aceh Movement (“ Gerekan Aceh Merdeka ” or gam ), which led to the signing of the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding ( mou ) in August 2005 . The mou put an end to the conflict in Aceh. The second case is the peace process related to the Sri Lanka conflict and


Kalinga Tudor Silva

Sri Lanka is home to four world religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Intrareligious diversity is also significant particularly in Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. 1 While Christianity was introduced to Sri Lanka during the colonial encounter that began in the 16th century, all

George van der Poorten and Nancy van der Poorten

trichopepla was first identified in Sri Lanka by the authors in July 2009 in a coconut plantation called Hammaliya Estate (7.616944N, 80.1825E, 70 m asl) near Bandarakoswatte in the district of Kurunegala in the Northwestern province. Several adults were seen flying near young coconut palms. Adults of C


Sven Bretfeld

1 Introduction Who is the puppet-master of the Sinhalese-Tamil conflict that has devastated Sri Lanka’s society, economy, and political apparatus for more than 40 years? Who is the real beneficiary of the more recent breakout of anti-Muslim violence in the country? Once questions are formulated

George van der Poorten and Nancy van der Poorten

Sri Lanka were incompletely known until a few years ago. The last major scientific publication (d’Abrera 1998 ) relied largely on information in Woodhouse ( 1949 ). Woodhouse published information of the immature stages and larval food plants of 191 of the 242 species of butterflies in the island

Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

African and Asian Studies 6 (2007) 227-242 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156920907X212213 African and Asian Studies A A S A Forgotten Minority: Th e Afro-Sri Lankans Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya * Department of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, King’s College

Elizabeth J. Harris

It is as though there is a cold war between Buddhists and Christians in Sri Lanka at the moment. Dialogue [inter-religious dialogue] is usually domination. What begins as sharing often results in domination by the most powerful side. The first comment came from a Buddhist academic in

The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay

A Case of Extreme Language Contact


Edited by Sebastian Nordhoff

In The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: A Case of Extreme Language Contact, the synchrony and diachrony of Sri Lanka Malay are investigated from a variety of angles: Experts on South Asia, South East Asia, Creole Studies, Areal Linguistics, Typology, and Sociolinguistics all contribute their share to a truly global analysis of one of the most extreme cases of language contact, where the Malays changed the whole morphosyntax of their language in as little as just over three centuries.
The genesis of Sri Lanka Malay informs theories of language contact, language change, and 'creolization', as well as sociolinguistics, language policy and planning and a critical analysis of the 'endangered language' discourse.