Muslim-State Relations in Sri Lanka: A Challenge for Post-Conflict Reconciliation

  • Amjad Saleem
Part of the The Modern Muslim World book series (MMUS)


On May 18, 2009, the prolonged separatist conflict in Sri Lanka between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) came to an end with the death of the LTTE Leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran (VP),1 signaling the conclusion of one of the most turbulent periods of Sri Lanka’s history. The LTTE had been a powerful military force and a ruthless terrorist force, and had controlled territory running a civil administration in the North and East of Sri Lanka for many years. People directly and indirectly affected by the conflict number in their hundreds of thousands,2 while the conflict succeeded in polarizing different communities that make up Sri Lankan society.


Ethnic Identity Muslim Community Religious Freedom Hate Speech Ethnic Conflict 
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