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Challenges to Peace and Reconciliation in Post-Civil War Sri Lanka

May 23, 2012 - 15:15-17:00

Professor P. Sahadevan, Professor of South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India,will hold a lecture about ”Challenges to Peace and Reconciliation in Post-Civil War Sri Lanka” at Lund University on Wednesday 23 May.
In his presentation prof. Sahadevan will discuss the dawn of a new political life and qualitatively different challenges facing both the state and nation, that connotes the end of the 26-year long ethnic war in Sri Lanka. The country has entered a ‘post-war situation’ marked by absence of manifest violence, armed resistance movements and open use of military coercion as a state policy. However, post-war Sri Lanka is yet to become a post-conflict society. This underlines the need for a permanent political solution aimed at redressing the legitimate grievances of the Sri Lankan Tamil community. Yet, a political solution is far from the reality. Where is Sri Lanka heading towards? What are the post-war realities? Does the international community have a role to play in the conflict? Prof. Sahadevan tries to identify the emerging trends and challenges to peace and reconciliation in the island.
Prof. Sahadevan is also Editor-in-Chief of International Studies – a quarterly journal published by SAGE Publications. 
Venue: Pufendorf Institute, Sölvegatan 2, Lund.

The seminar is jointly organised by SASNET and the Pufendorf Institute at Lund University. 
Challenges to Peace and Reconciliation in Post-Civil War Sri Lanka


May 23, 2012