Violent conflict, terrorism, and nation-building national and international responses in Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries

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Contributed articles presented in a workshop, organized by ICES, held during Aug. 3-4, 2007, in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by K.M. de Silva.
ContributionsDe Silva, K. M., International Centre for Ethnic Studies.
LC ClassificationsHV6433.A-ZS.x+
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Pagination198 p. ;
Number of Pages198
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Open LibraryOL24014912M
ISBN 109789555801218
LC Control Number2009346705

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