Access to water and sanitation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka: perceptions of caste. SLRC Working Paper 28

This paper explores how caste is perceived amongst a low caste community and how discrimination shapes their access to water and sanitation

Abstract

Five years on from the end of the war, access to water and sanitation in conflict affected Jaffna, Sri Lanka, continues to be shaped by deeply embedded structures of marginalization, discrimination and exclusion. This working paper explores the ways in which caste is perceived amongst a low caste community in Jaffna and how caste based discrimination shapes their access to water and sanitation.

This research was funded under the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) programme

Citation

Lall, A., 2015. Access to water and sanitation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka: perceptions of caste, Working Paper, London: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, 32p

Access to water and sanitation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka: perceptions of caste. SLRC Working Paper 28

Published 1 January 2015