War Making and State Building: the Politics of State Reform in Sri Lanka

<p>war making and state building&#8217; traces the failure of democratic state reform in the past thirty years in Sri Lanka through a deep and well articulated study of dominant discursive framing of the Sri Lanka Tamil insurrection as &#8216;terrorism&#8217; and political reform as illegitimate. Even more importantly this publication is an invitation to action as [&hellip;]</p>

The past: a Film by Asghar Farhadi

<p>Writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to the Oscar-Winning “A Separation” is an intensely gripping emotional drama with a superb script and a trio of terrific central performances from Berenice Bejo , Tahar Rahim and Ali Mossaffa. Of the three main adult characters in “The Past,” one is Iranian, one French and one Arab. The story opens [&hellip;]</p>

The Hunt (Denmark) : a Film by Thomas Vinterberg

<p>29 September 2014<br /> Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his<br /> penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a highly regarded<a href="http://www.ices.lk/the-hunt-denmark-a-film-by-thomas-vinterberg/">Read more</a></p>

Promoting Religious Harmony and Inter-Faith Dialogue

<p>Through research, dialogue, education, and community interventions, this project will enhance understanding between and amongst different religious groups in Sri Lanka <a href="http://www.ices.lk/promoting-religious-harmony-and-inter-faith-dialogue/" target="_blank">&#8230; Read More</a></p>

Building Resilient Communities

<p>The ending of the war was seen by many as a paradigm-shifting moment in the country’s history. But more than four years since the end of the war Sri Lanka remains a troubled nation. New forms of conflict are emerging along with new majority-minority configurations. This project seeks to address <a href="http://www.ices.lk/building-resilient-communities/" target="_blank">&#8230; Read More</a></p>

Development is the Solution, What is the Problem?

<p>Two development projects titled “Uthuru Wasanthaya” (Northern Spring) and “Negenahira Navodaya” (Reawakening of the East) were initiated in the North and East of Sri Lanka by the government during the last phase of the war. The political strategy behind <a href="http://www.ices.lk/development-is-the-solution-what-is-the-problem/" target="_blank">&#8230; Read More</a></p>

The past: a Film by Asghar Farhadi

<p>31 July 2014<br /> Writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to the Oscar-Winning “A Separation” is an intensely gripping emotional drama with a superb script and <a href="http://www.ices.lk/the-past-a-film-by-asghar-farhadi/">Read more</a></p>

Sri Lankans of African Descent: Heritage, Identity and Connectivity

<p>10 July 2014<br /> Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London), a past member of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee (Paris) and an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society <a href="http://www.ices.lk/sri-lankans-of-african-descent-heritage-identity-and-connectivity/">&#8230; Read more</a></p>