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Case Studies:
Sri Lanka
&
Northern Ireland
4 causes of conflict in Sri Lanka
1. Citizenship Rights
2. ‘Sinhala Only’ Policy
3. University Admission Criteria
4. Rese...
Explain the political consequences of the
Sri Lankan conflict
Identify the economic and social
consequences
• Armed conflict (LTTE vs. Sri Lankan army)
• Foreign intervention (Indian intervention)
Political
• Unemployment
• Loss o...
 Armed conflict
• Emergence of the LTTE (Tamil Tigers)
• Civil war for more than 20 years
• Notable event: July 1983 riot...
How do you think the political instability in
Sri Lanka affects the people there?
1. Would you want to live there?
2. Woul...
War destroys jobs
1. Unemployment
• Riots in July 1983 destroyed many factories and
tea plantations
• Many people - both S...
War scares investors away
2. Loss of foreign investments
• Refer to graph on p.101
• Foreign investors did not dare to inv...
War scares tourists away
2. Fall in number of tourists
• Refer to graph on p.102
• People will not visit countries that ar...
A Tamil refugee camp in India
War hurts families and lives
Sri Lankan Tamils driven out of their
homeland
• Large-scale displacement of Sri Lankan Tami...
• Armed conflict (LTTE vs. Sri Lankan army)
• Foreign intervention (Indian intervention)
Political
• Unemployment
• Loss o...
Consequences of the Conflict in Sri Lanka
Consequences of the Conflict in Sri Lanka
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Consequences of the Conflict in Sri Lanka

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In this lesson, we came to terms with the horrific consequences of the conflict in Sri Lanka. Having considered the political consequences of armed conflict and foreign intervention, we then studied how clash between the LTTE and the army led to great economic and social devastation on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

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Consequences of the Conflict in Sri Lanka

  1. 1. Case Studies: Sri Lanka & Northern Ireland
  2. 2. 4 causes of conflict in Sri Lanka 1. Citizenship Rights 2. ‘Sinhala Only’ Policy 3. University Admission Criteria 4. Resettlement The LTTE / Tamil Tigers
  3. 3. Explain the political consequences of the Sri Lankan conflict Identify the economic and social consequences
  4. 4. • Armed conflict (LTTE vs. Sri Lankan army) • Foreign intervention (Indian intervention) Political • Unemployment • Loss of foreign investments • Fall in number of tourists Economic • Sri Lankan Tamils driven out of their homeland Social
  5. 5.  Armed conflict • Emergence of the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) • Civil war for more than 20 years • Notable event: July 1983 riots (p.98)  Foreign intervention • India gets involved in the Sri Lankan conflict • India violates Sri Lankan airspace by sending supplies to the Sri Lankan Tamils • India sends troops into Sri Lanka to control the Tamil Tigers (pp.100-1)  ends in failure
  6. 6. How do you think the political instability in Sri Lanka affects the people there? 1. Would you want to live there? 2. Would you want to work there? 3. What would life be like for the people living there?
  7. 7. War destroys jobs 1. Unemployment • Riots in July 1983 destroyed many factories and tea plantations • Many people - both Sinhalese and Tamil - lost their jobs
  8. 8. War scares investors away 2. Loss of foreign investments • Refer to graph on p.101 • Foreign investors did not dare to invest in a war- torn country like Sri Lanka
  9. 9. War scares tourists away 2. Fall in number of tourists • Refer to graph on p.102 • People will not visit countries that are unsafe • Decrease in tourists created more unemployment
  10. 10. A Tamil refugee camp in India
  11. 11. War hurts families and lives Sri Lankan Tamils driven out of their homeland • Large-scale displacement of Sri Lankan Tamils • Creation of High Security Zones (HSZ) controlled by the army • Overcrowded refugee camps in Sri Lanka and India (Tamil Nadu)
  12. 12. • Armed conflict (LTTE vs. Sri Lankan army) • Foreign intervention (Indian intervention) Political • Unemployment • Loss of foreign investments • Fall in number of tourists Economic • Sri Lankan Tamils driven out of their homeland Social

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