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Religion and politics in Sri Lanka

To broaden the knowledge about the role of religion in the ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka this project deal with difficult historical and contemporaneous problems that the country suffers from.

Project leader: Dr. Andreas Johansson, andreas [dot] johansson [at] ctr [dot] lu [dot] se 
Period: 2022–2025. 
Host institution: Center for Theology and Religious Studies.  

Dr. Johansson will in this project use various data collection techniques, such as interviews, and archival material. The first part of the project analyzes the Muslim magazine Star of Islam. The second part of the project analyzes material from the Buddhist organization, Bodu Bala Sena's social media. Andreas research mainly focuses on the role of Muslims during the civil war in Sri Lanka, which means that Andreas is an experienced and seasoned analyst of conflict zones and the role of religion in political conflicts. 

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