A Great Leveler: Sri Lanka’s Factions Deal with the Tsunami


Jeffrey, Paul. 2005. “A Great Leveler: Sri Lanka’s Factions Deal with the Tsunami.” Christian Century 122 (3): 8-10.

Author: Paul Jeffrey


Deals with the impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the social and political tensions in Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004. Result of the civil war in the nation which was caused by ethnic strains between Sinhalese and Tamils; Interest of Buddhists in making the country an officially Buddhist state and to criminally punish religious conversions; Efforts of various Sri Lankan ethnic and religious groups to provide aid to the victims of the disaster. (EBSCO)

Topics: Environmental Disasters, Humanitarian Assistance Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Sri Lanka

Year: 2005

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