Ultranationalist Buddhist Rhetoric in Sri Lanka
Lin, Jessica Yeo Jia
Date of Issue2018
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Anti-Muslim sentiments in Sri Lanka can be attributed to the spread of ultranationalist Buddhist rhetoric propagated by Buddhist extremist groups which use Buddhism to justify their narrative. The ambivalent nature of religion allows it to be interpreted by its adherents both as a source of violence and a source of peace.
East Asia and Asia Pacific
RSIS Commentaries, 048-18
Nanyang Technological University