The conflict is over but peace seems more elusive every day.
Charan Rainford is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston. He specializes in nationalism and ethnic conflict, state responses to majority-minority relations in divided societies, and the successful management of such division. Prior to this, he was a researcher and programme manager at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. His recent publications include Mistaking Politics for Governance: The Politics of Interim Arrangements in Sri Lanka 2002-2005 (with Ambika Satkunanathan, ICES, 2009) and contributions to the International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to Present (edited by Immanuel Ness; Blackwell, 2009).