Sri Lanka’s contemporary politics is dominated by the events and developments connected to the conflict and peace processes.

The ethnic conflict, the civil war and armed insurgencies, failed attempts at peace through negotiation, external mediation, political and economic dimensions of both conflict and peace are some of the key dimensions of these processes.

Sri Lanka’s conflict and peace processes is also the subject of a growing body of academic research and theorizing, particularly in the field of conflict and peace studies.

This course is designed to raise the understanding of students of these issues with an exposure to the growing body of academic literature.