Social Unrest


Conflict Time Line


Internally Displaced People issues
  • Lingering sore in a fast-healing Jaffna - Sunday Times 28feb16
  • Young Asia Television Documentary 1
  • Young Asia Television Documentary 2


  • War victims experiences
  • Tamils trapped in internment camps tell of desperate hunt for loved ones
  • Sri Lankan fighting leaves a gruesome legacy
  • Everyone in Kilinochchi has a story


  • Articles Related to Ethnic Issue

  • "Jaffna Touch and Go"; 12 July 2011; Sunday Leader
  • "Sri Lanka: Finding a Middle Ground - Then and Now - Here and There - How to Heal"; tov.org/theagenda
  • "Two years after the end of war: drawbacks and developments"; 20 May 2011; Daily Mirror
  • "Difficult reconciliation between North and South, as government aid proves insufficient"; 20 May 2011; Asia News
  • "Are all Sri Lankans profiting from the peace dividend?"; 19 May 2011; Globe and Mail Blog
  • "‘Sinhalisation’ continues, not only in Jaffna, but also in Colombo"; 19 May 2011; TC
  • "Wanni’s post-war LEAP"; 15 May 2011; Lakbima News
  • "Dual Citizenship Put On Hold"; 15 May 2011; Sunday Leader
  • "My tour to North via A32 and back to Colombo along A 9 : what now stands there in place of ‘landmine pastry shop’ is ‘De Silva stores’"; 27 March 2011; Lankaenews


  • Tamil Tigress: The intriguing story of a young girl growing up in Sri Lanka in the midst of a civil war
  • “Dear Leader of the Opposition…”; Political News; Sunday 01, February 1998; Sunday Observer; Sri Lanka
  • “Peace in Lanka: what faiths can do” by Bishop Swithin Fernando; Features; Tuesday 03, March 1998; Daily News; Sri Lanka
  • “Constitutional Reform Proposals – Why they failed and why they should succeed”; Wednesday 23rd August 2000; The ISLAND; Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Launches Bilingual Training to Ease Rising Ethnic Tension

  • Social and Political Highlights - Young Asia Television Documentary
  • Sri Lanka marks victory anniversary - Aljazeera
  • Interview with Precident of Sri Lanka - Aljazeera
  • CNN: Witness to Survival- Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4
  • Civilians suffer in Sri Lanka conflict - AlJazeera
  • Sri Lanka fighting traps civilians in no-fire zone - AlJazeera
  • Sri Lanka admits military bombed 'no-fire' zone - AlJazeera

  • Language, Feelings and Nation Building
    One of the most accepted reason for the Ethnic issue is the language. Please find two phrases, one from inside Sri Lanka and other one from outside Sri Lanka.

  • “Do you want two languages and one nation, or one language and two nations?” by Dr. Colvin R. de Silva
  • "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart" by Nelson Mandela


  • BBC Documentary on Sri Lanka Civil War (Video Clips)
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6


    No More Tears Sister (Documentry about Dr Rajini Thiranagam)a (Video Clips)
    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 Part 7





    History of LTTE


    History of JVP

  • Tamil Tigers
  • Last days of Prabhakaran
  • Bala disappointed with Prabhakaran
  • Tragic Phenomenon of Forcible Recruitment

  • Search Interrogate and Destroy
  • JVP insurgency II
  • The Second JVP Insurgency
  • A Lost Revolution- The JVP Insurrection 1971