Recap On Sri Lanka

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Recap On Sri Lanka

  1. 1. RECAP ON SRI LANKA CONFLICT
  2. 2. CAUSES OF CONFLICT (Sri Lanka)
  3. 3. CAUSES for Sri Lanka Conflict 1) Citizenship Rights Indian Tamils were stateless, not allowed to vote, despite their contribution efforts to economy 2) ‘Sinhala Only’ Jobs in Government Service With independence, Sinhala became the only language of administration and Tamils given 3 yrs to learn it or be dismissed 3) University Admission Tamil students had to score higher marks than Sinhalese students to enter the same courses in the universities 4) Resettlement of Population Sinhalese peasants shifted into Tamil areas along with Buddhist monks and Sri Lankan Army, Tamils had to share land or had their lands taken away. Cats Steal Ugly Rats Cats Steal Ugly Rats
  4. 4. CONSENQUENCES OF CONFLICT in Sri Lanka
  5. 5. Consequences of the Sinhalese-Tamil Conflict <ul><li>Political Consequence - Armed Conflict - Foreign Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Consequence - Unemployment - Loss of Investments from Other Countries - Fall in Number of Tourists </li></ul><ul><li>Social Consequence - Sri Lankan Tamils driven out of homeland </li></ul>P.E.S
  6. 6. Conflict in Sri Lanka Sinhalese (81.9%) VS/ BULLY Tamils (9.4%) CAUSES CONSEQUENCES 1) Citizenship Rights Indian Tamils were stateless, not allowed to vote, despite their contribution efforts to economy 2) ‘Sinhala Only’ Jobs in Government Service With independence, Sinhala became the only language of administration and Tamils given 3 yrs to learn it or be dismissed 3) University Admission Tamil students had to score higher marks than Sinhalese students to enter the same courses in the universities 4) Resettlement of Population Sinhalese peasants shifted into Tamil areas along with Buddhist monks and Sri Lankan Army POLITICAL CONSEQUENCE 1) Armed Conflict - Sinhalese - Tamils 1st made peaceful demands Tamils United Liberation Front wanted an independent state, Tamil Eelam Then used violence Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) / Tamil Tigers ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCE 1) Unemployment rioting, vandalising, looting, burning of factories 2) Loss of investment, 3) fall in tourists bcos of instability: no confidence, fear for lives 2) Foreign Intervention India tried to mediate the situation, tried to help the Tamils, pressure Sri Lanka to sign peace accord SOCIAL CONSEQUENCE 1) Sri Lankan Tamils driven out of their homeland - Because of 1983 riot, HSZ by Sri Lankan Army

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