The Conflict Resolution Of Sri Lanka

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The occurrence of conflict is an issue that societies have faced since the genesis of human beings. Take, for example, the country of Sri Lanka. For years, Sri Lanka has been torn apart by the conflict between the Buddhist Sinhalese, who constitute the majority of the population, and the Hindu Tamil, who are the minority of the population. The country gained independence from the European rule in 1948. Since then, the country became a symbol of economic prosperity, political stability and harmony, particularly amongst third world countries (Peace Direct 2015). However, this glory was short-lived as the prevalent tensions between the two ethnic groups tore the country apart. The country has endured over three decades of political unrest, armed conflict and societal disruption accrued to this conflict (Peace Direct 2015). Sri Lanka is but an example of the many disastrous impacts of conflicts within the society. The devastating and often recurring consequences of conflicts have resulted in the formulation of several theories regarding conflict resolution. Researchers have often sought to identify the cause of conflict in the society. As a result, there are several theories set up to address the emergence of conflict and thus provide effective solutions on reconciliation. According to Kriesberg and Dayton, a societal conflict such as revolutions, civil rights and struggles, arise when two groups in the society are driven by the belief that they have incompatible objectives
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