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Research Publications

Research Publications

Research Papers

Unpacking Coexistence:
Inter-Group Perceptions of the
Religious ‘Other’

This exploratory study uses data from a quantitative survey of 2,000
respondents and

Research Papers

Mass Grave Sites in Sri Lanka: History and Legal Framework

Between 1992 and 2022, at least 32 mass grave sites were uncovered in Sri Lanka. Of the few investigations conducted, none were successful in fully identifying victims, establishing stable

Research Papers

Land Ownership and Women's Empowerment in Sri Lanka : An Empirical Analysis of Two Districts

this study investigates the association between land ownership and several constituents of women’s empowerment

Research Papers

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sri Lankan Migrant Workers in the Gulf Region

At the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the crowded labour camps, where most Sri
Lankan

Research Papers

Re-imagining Vulnerabilities:
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Informalised Migrant Apparel Workers in Sri Lanka

This report tells the story of these women, women who are at the risk of being left behind in the

Books

On The Move In Search of Greener Pastures : Unsafe Migration and Human Trafficking in Sri Lankas Tea Plantation Sector

The tea plantation sector, which is closely-connected to the colonial history of Sri Lanka, is important
in terms of foreign exchange earnings and securing millions of peoples livelihoods.

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We are Present: Women's Histories of Conflict, Courage and Survival

We are Present: Womens Histories of Conflict, Courage and Survival is a collection of womens experiences of conflict in Sri Lanka published by

Research Papers

Disability policy brief for law makers, administrators and other decision makers

Research Papers

Music and Song Traditions of the Muslims of Sri Lanka: An Overview

Books

Her Smile Lingers : a collection of selected essays by Malathi de Alwis

Her Smile Lingers’ : a collection of selected essays by Malathi de Alwis, edited by Kanchana N Ruwanpura, Caryll Tozer, Chulani Kodikara, Sonali Deraniyagala and Vraie Cally Balthazar

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Shared Sanctities

Since time immemorial, people have experienced the divine spiritual through art and architecture. In shared Sanctities, museuologist and writer Hasini Haputhanthri explores some of the historically sacred spaces in Sri Lanka together with photographer and film maker Sujeewa de Silva, producing five visual narratives on religious confluence.

Reports

Countering Hate Speech: Towards safer digital spaces

The webinar series ‘Countering Hate Speech: Towards safer digital spaces’ was hosted by ICES

Books

The Complicated Relationship between People, State, and Land in Eastern Sri Lanka

Based on field research in Eastern Sri Lanka, we found that land conflicts can emerge for very practical

Reports

The Relationship Between Truth Seeking and Prosecution

This reports summarizes the discussion of a meeting on the The Relationship between Truth-Seeking and Prosecution held at the...

Reports

Memorialisation and Reparations: Report of Dialogues

This report captures the key themes arising from four dialogues on memorialisation and reparations in Jaffna, Trincomalee, Colombo and...

Reports

Sri Lanka Women Living with Disabilities : Report submitted by: ICES

Reports

On the Move: Gender and Seasonal Fisheries Migration in Sri Lanka

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies is pleased to share policy recommendations stemming from a study on four fishing communities...

Research Papers

Disability Policy Brief for Law Makers, Administrators and other Decision Makers

Sri Lanka has had a Rights-based National Policy on Disability since 2003. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

Research Papers

From Combatant to Civilian : The Psychosocial Wellbeing of Ex-combatants in Kilinochchi and Mullaiti

After the end of a nearly three-decade civil war in 2009, the combatants of the LTTE were enrolled in a rehabilitation programme...

Research Papers

IDENTITY, INFECTION AND FEAR

A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF COVID-19 DRIVERS AND RESPONSES IN SRI LANKA

Research Papers

Understanding Women’s Livelihood Outcomes and Economic Empowerment in the Eastern Province of Sri La

Since the end of the war in 2009, the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka has benefited from state and non-state investments in large-scale...

Research Papers

Tracking Coexistence: Understanding Perceptions of the Religious ‘Other’

What does one religious community think of the other? Under what conditions may communities be willing to resolve differences through...

Research Papers

Estate Workers in Sri Lanka: An Account of the Legal and Policy Framework

The plantation sector continues to be an important source of foreign exchange and a vital source of employment. Today, nearly one million...

Research Papers

Intersecting Marginalities: Social-exclusion of women with disabilities in Sri Lanka

This paper is a study of women living with disabilities in two regions of Sri Lanka – Kilinochchi, which was directly affected by the...

Research Papers

The Battleground of Sri Lankan History Education : Barriers to Teaching Inclusive Histories

As the separation between those who lived through Sri Lankas civil war and those who come to learn about the war grows, future...

Research Papers

Women and Land in Sri Lanka: A Literature Review

This literature review is a comprehensive exploration of the history of land tenure in Sri Lanka, recent changes to land tenure, and the...

Books

DS : the Life of D.S. Senanayake (1884-1952) : Sri Lanka’s First prime Minster 1948-52 : A Political

Just over 65 years after his death, D.S. Senanayake ranks as the greatest Sri Lankan political figure of the twentieth century, the one...

Books

Exploring Women’s Empowerment

This research has set out to understand how these initiatives have changed the economic landscape for women in the North. More...

Books

Sustaining a state in conflict: Politics of foreign aid in Sri Lanka

This study focuses on the politics of foreign aid to Sri Lanka from developed capitalist countries of the West, Japan and multilateral...

Research Papers

Factors Associated with Female Labour Force Participation in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province

Using primary data, this study investigates the factors that affect womens labour market choices and opportunities in the Eastern...

Books

On the Move: Gender, migration and wellbeing in four fishing communities in Sri Lanka

Country Monograph Every southwest monsoon season, men and women from west coast fishing villages migrate to east coast villages, leaving...

Books

Beyond Boundaries: Lived Pluralistic Memories

This book is the result of research conducted in Anuradhapura district under the Pluralistic Memories Project, hosted at the...

Reports

ICES Annual Report 2019

Books

Paradise Poisoned : Learning about Conflict, Terrorism and Development from Sri Lanka’s Civil Wars B

“Paradise Poisoned” draws crucial lessons from Sri Lanka’s civil wars to demonstrate that violent conflict and terrorism are both...

Reports

On the Move: Gender and Seasonal Fisheries Migration in Sri Lanka

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies is pleased to share policy recommendations stemming from a study on four fishing communities

Books

Up-country Tamils: Charting a New Future in Sri Lanka edited by Daniel Bass and B. Skanthakumar

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies is pleased to share with you the digital version of its latest publicationUp-country Tamils:...

Books

Conflict Resolution: An Introductory Textbook

This introductory textbook is intended to provide a quick overview of the field of conflict resolution as an academic discipline and to...

Research Papers

An Exploratory Study of Attitudes and Practices Towards Domestic Workers in Sri Lanka

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Negotiating Access to Land in Eastern Sri Lanka

social mobilization of livelihood concerns and everyday encounters with an ambiguous state Shahul H. Hasbullah and Urs Geiser Conflicts...

Research Papers

Craft Artisans and State Institutions in Sri Lanka

Research Papers

Inter-Religious Conflict in Four Districts of Sri Lanka

Reports

ICES Annual Report 2017

Reports

ICES Annual Report 2018

Research Papers

Barriers to Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Sri Lanka

Research Papers

Psychosocial Assessment of the War Affected Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka: Distress and Growth Post-War

Research Papers

Sex Ratio and Vulnerability in Northern and Eastern Provinces in Sri Lanka

Research Papers

An Annotated Bibliography on Social Issues in Post-war Sri Lanka with Particular Reference to Conflict-affected Northern and Eastern Provinces

Research Papers

Breakup of Community Social Structures in the War-Affected Northern and Eastern Provinces in Sri Lanka

Research Papers

Postwar Livelihood Trends in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka

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Coming out of the margins : Justice and Reconciliation for Conflict-Affected Muslims in Sri Lanka

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