ISBN 9788121210034,Political Violence In Sri Lanka

Political Violence In Sri Lanka



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788121210034

ISBN-10 8121210038

Hard Back

Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)


This book is the revised version of his doctoral thesis on "Political Violence in the Third World: A Case Study of Sri Lanka: 1971-1987". It is a systematic, empirical study of the left-wing insurrection by the Janatha Vimkuthi Peramuna (JVP) in April 1971 and the ethnic insurrection by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) up to the Indo Sri Lanka Accord of 1987. This is an in-depth study regarding a crucial phase of the on-going political violence in Sri Lanka. The book emphasizes that the root cause for the Political Violence in Sri Lanka is not only confined to ethnic groups but also on socio-economic basis too. The study explores the socio-economic and political background that paved the way to the origin and development of underground movements, the genesis of ideologies, the strategies and tactics adopted leading to the escalation of political violence. This book will therefore, serve as a core reading material to understand the political violence in Sri Lanka. Consequently, it will serve as a very useful authentic reference material for the students of political science and policy makers concerned in search of a sustainable consensus and compromise for setting the political violence in Sri Lanka.