Origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War
The origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War lie in the continuous political rancor between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. Before and during early part of the colonial rule by Europeans, S...
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Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups
Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups rose to prominence in the 1970s to fight the state of Sri Lanka in order to create an independent Tamil Eelam in the north of Sri Lanka. They rose in response to the ...
List of Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups
Following is a list of Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups.
Human rights in Sri Lanka
Major human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, as well as the United States Department of State and the European Union, have expressed concern about the state of human...
Allegations of State terrorism by Sri Lanka
Various non-governmental organizations and individuals have accused the Sri Lankan government of committing state terrorism. These claims allege that much of the Sri Lankan government's handling of in...
Sinhala Official Language Act
The Sinhala Only Act (formally the Official Language Act No. 33 of 1956) was an act passed in the Parliament of Ceylon in 1956. The act replaced English as the official language of Ceylon with Sinhala...
Sri Lankan riots of 1958
1958 riots in Ceylon, also known as 58 riots, were the first island wide ethnic riots to target the minority Tamils in the Dominion of Ceylon after it became an independent country from Britain in 194...
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Policy of standardization
The policy of standardization was a policy implemented by the Sri Lankan government in 1971 to rectify disparities created in university enrollment in Sri Lanka under Colonial rule. In 1972, the gove...
Burning of Jaffna library
The burning of the Jaffna library (Tamil: யாழ் பொது நூலகம் எரிப்பு, Yāḻ potu nūlakam erippu) was an important event in the Sri Lankan civil war. An organized mob of Sinhalese origin went on a ramp...
Burning of Jaffna library - Wikipedia
Black July
Black July is the common name used to refer to the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983. The riots began as a response to a deadly ambush on 23 July 1983 by the Liberation Tigers ...
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Sri Lankan Civil War
The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka. Beginning on 23 July 1983, there was an intermittent insurgency against the government by the Liberation Tigers of Tam...
Sri Lankan Civil War - Wikipedia
Sinhala Only Act
The Sinhala Only Act (formally the Official Language Act No. 33 of 1956) was an act passed in the Parliament of Ceylon in 1956. The act replaced English as the official language of Ceylon with Sinhala...
Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War
The Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War was the deployment of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka intended to perform a peacekeeping role. The deployment followed the Indo-Sri Lank...
Vaddukoddai Resolution
Vaddukoddai Resolution was adopted on 14th May 1976 in Pannakam near Vaddukoddai, Northern Province, Sri Lanka it called for the creation of an independent Tamil Eelam by the Tamil United Liberation ...
Ceylon Citizenship Act
The Ceylon Citizenship Act No. 18 of 1948 was a controversial law passed by the Ceylon Parliament which denied citizenship to 11% of the population.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries the Br...
Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism
Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism is the conviction of the Sri Lankan Tamil people, a minority ethnic group in the South Asian island country of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), that they have the rig...
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Riots in Sri Lanka
Following is a List of riots in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island nation situated in South Asia. It has experienced ethnic tensions between its majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils and Moors populat...
Alfred Duraiappah
Alfred Thangarajah Duraiappah (15 June 1926 – 27 July 1975) was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, politician, Mayor of Jaffna and Member of Parliament.
Duraiappah was born on 15 June 1926. He was t...
Donoughmore Commission
The Donoughmore Commission (DC) was responsible for the creation of the Donoughmore Constitution in effect between 1931–47 in Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka). In 1931 there were approximately 12% Cey...
Four Four Bravo
Four Four Bravo was the call sign of a fifteen-man Sri Lankan Army patrol, deployed in the Jaffna Peninsula on July 23, 1983. The patrol was ambushed and thirteen of its members were killed by the LTT...
Alleged war crimes during the Sri Lankan Civil War
There are allegations that war crimes were committed by the Sri Lankan military and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) during the Sri Lankan Civil War, particularly during the f...
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Sri Lankan IDP camps
The final stages of the Sri Lankan Civil War created 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were transferred to camps in Vavuniya District and detained there against their will. This proces...
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Sri Lankan state sponsored colonisation schemes
Sri Lankan state sponsored colonization schemes refers to the government program of settling mostly Sinhalese farmers from the densely populated wet zone in the sparsely populated areas of the dry zon...
Ceylonese parliamentary election, 1956
General elections were held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1956. They were a watershed in the country's political history, and was the first elections fought to challenge the ruling United National Part...
Eelam War IV
Eelam War IV is the name given to the fourth phase of armed conflict between the Sri Lankan military and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which is currently proscribed as a terr...
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Eelam War II
Eelam War II is the name given to the second phase of armed conflict between Sri Lankan military and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The war started after the failure of peace talks ...
1958 riots in Ceylon
1958 riots in Ceylon, also known as 58 riots, were the first island wide ethnic riots to target the minority Tamils in the Dominion of Ceylon after it became an independent country from Britain in 194...
1958 riots in Ceylon - Wikipedia
Soulbury Commission
The Soulbury Commission, announced in 1944 was, like its predecessor, the Donoughmore Commission, a prime instrument of constitutional reform in Sri Lanka. The immediate basis for the appointment of a...
Eelam War I
Eelam War I is the name given to the initial phase of the armed conflict between the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE. Although tensions between the government and Tamil militant groups had been b...