Locations

Sri Lanka

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People

Eduardo Marino

Eduardo Marino

Visiting Researcher

Iselin Frydenlund

Iselin Frydenlund

Senior Researcher

Marta Bivand Erdal

Marta Bivand Erdal

Senior Researcher

Scott Gates

Scott Gates

Research Professor. Editor, International Area Studies Review

Wenche Iren Hauge

Wenche Iren Hauge

Senior Researcher

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Davies, Sara & Jacqui True (2017) When there is no justice: gendered violence and harm in post-conflict Sri Lanka, The International Journal of Human Rights. DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2017.1360025.
Erdal, Marta Bivand & Kristian Stokke (2009) Contributing to Development? Transnational Activities among Tamils in Norway, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 18(3): 397–418.
Brekke, Torkel (2009) Beyond Theological Essentialism and Ethnic Reductionism: A Review Essay about Religion and the Peace Process in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture 12: 125–156.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Frydenlund, Iselin (2004) Krig og buddhisme på Sri Lanka - en motsetning? [War and Buddhism in Sri Lanka - a contradiction?], PACEM: Militært Tidsskrift for etisk og teologisk refleksjon 7(2): 137–142.
Frydenlund, Iselin (2004) Buddhaer og bazukaer: motstridende bilder av vold og buddhisme på Sri Lanka [Buddhas and Bazukas: Conflicting Images of Buddhism and Violence in Sri Lanka], Din. Tidsskrift for religion og kultur 1.
Frydenlund, Iselin (2001) Kataragama: der et splittet Sri Lanka møtes, Verdensmagasinet X(4).

Popular Article

Hauge, Wenche Iren (2009) Sviket mot tamilane [The Deception of the Tamils], Dagsavisen, 12 August.
Frydenlund, Iselin & Wenche Iren Hauge (2004) Valg i et fragmentert Sri Lanka [Elections in a Fragmented Sri Lanka], Bergens Tidende, 2 April.

PRIO Report

Frydenlund, Iselin (2005) The Sangha and its Relation to the Peace Process in Sri Lanka, PRIO Report, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Marino, Eduardo (1986) The Armed Component of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka, PRIO Report. Oslo: PRIO.

Blog Posts

Endangered Co-Existence: Buddhist-Muslim Friction in Asia

Posted by Iselin Frydenlund on Friday, 26 June 2015

Disputes about everything from holy sites to ritual animal slaughter and compulsory family planning are causing dangerous tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in countries such as Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Friction between Buddhists and Muslims in Southeast Asia is putting pressure on a centuries-long tradition of religious co-existence, tolerance and shared cultural values. Hate speech, violence involving Buddhists and Muslims, attacks on religious minorities, and new laws designed to control religious conversion, family planning and interfaith marriage are now contributing to increased conflict in the region. Dramatic increase In recent years, the number of attacks on Muslim minorities in Buddhist ...

The Buddhist Face of Peace: Buddhist Peace Initiatives in Times of Religious Intolerance

Posted by Iselin Frydenlund & Susan Hayward on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Buddhist radicalism is on the rise in countries like Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Buddhist anti-Muslim rhetoric, violence against Muslim minorities and hate speech against UN officials are now global media sensations. Less known is the growing number of religious peace initiatives, by both Muslims and Buddhists, to address the situation. Recently, practitioners and scholars met in Bangkok to discuss ways forward. Anti-Muslim violence Both Sri Lanka and Myanmar have witnessed severe verbal and physical attacks on their Muslim minorities since 2012. For further reading on this, see for example The New York Times, The Democratic Voice of Burma, and Reuters. ...

The Secular Suicide Bomber

Posted by Iselin Frydenlund on Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Is the all-consuming focus on Islam leading us to ignore the fact that suicide attacks have also been carried out by Christian, Hindu and secular martyrs? There can be no doubt that violent actions conducted in the name of Islam constitute a threat to state and individual security not only in Europe, but most of all in the Muslim world itself. The question, however, is whether the all-consuming focus on Islam is leading us to ignore the fact that suicide attacks have also been carried out by Christian, Hindu and secular martyrs. Such actions are motivated by politics, strategy and ...