Ethnic Entitled Conflict? An Ethnic - Based Analysis to Conflict in Sri Lanka <Research Note>
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As a phenomenon to be understood, ethnic conflicts in the current world trend are becoming as a force shaping human affairs and create an escalation of threat. Once ethnicity came at the center of politics in country after country, a potential source of challenges formed not only nationally but also internationally as well. The aim of this paper is to explore the implications of ethnicity in severely divided societies; the primary focus is on Sri Lanka. The attempt, based on ethnicity, is to define the nature of Sri Lankan conflict by using some empirical viewpoints and then provide the background, ethnic affiliation and its importance, and, ethnic dynamics throughout the conflict and its escalation, including major actors as well as sources.