Abstract:Sri Lanka, an island of 19 million people, has a written history of 2,500 years. Buddhist culture defines a way of life with compassion and generosity as basic tenets. Hindu, Christian and Moorish influences add to the diversity and underscore the principle of charity.
Over the last 30 years, two ethnic communities have polarised — Sinhala in the south and Tamil in the north. The conflict has ended, yet much will be required to reconcile, rebuild and regenerate the nation. This is an ideal time for corporate responsibility to help bring about a sustainable peace through investment in the war zone to create socioeconomic stability.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 14, 2010