Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks and Politics Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks and Politics
An exploration of the role played by Sri Lanka's Theravada monks in promoting the ongoing ethnic war.
# 129870 | 1,750 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Religion and Theology (Buddhism)

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This paper explains how Sri Lanka's Theravada monks have been a faction to promote the ongoing ethnic war. The paper provides an account of the role played by monks in politics and explores ethnic chauvinism and the idea of a true Sri Lankan as Sinhalese and Buddhist.

From the Paper:

"Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks have always had an important place in social and political life. In the ethnic war has unfolded since the anti-Tamil riots of July 1983, monks have had a strong voice in politics also, many backing the government's military `solution' to the Tamil separatist problem. In September of 2006, bikkus joined Christian nuns and priests and leaders from the Muslim and Hindu communities in a peaceful demonstration in Colombo. They were interrupted by fiery pro-war bikkus who began shouting that the pacifists should go to Sri Lanka's east coast..."

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