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No India-China rivalry in Sri Lanka: Prof Wijesinha

January 12, 2012 – 5:30 am | No Comment | 43 views

China has made it clear to Sri Lanka that the primacy of our relationship with India is understood, says Wijesinha

Elizabeth Roche
 New Delhi: China has conveyed to Sri Lanka that it understands the primacy of the …

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The role of ex combatants in reconciliation

November 30, 2011 – 6:58 am | 3 Comments | 441 views
The role of ex combatants in reconciliation

It is estimated that nearly 11,000 former LTTE cadres either gave themselves up or were taken in by the Sri Lankan Army at the end of the war in May 2009. According to Major …

Kokweliya irrigation Anicut scheme inaugurated

November 26, 2011 – 3:17 pm | One Comment | 232 views
Kokweliya irrigation Anicut scheme inaugurated

The newly Reconstructed Kokweliya irrigation Anicut scheme was ceremonially inaugurated by Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri at Kokweliya, Vavuniya on 12th November 2011.
The project, which will be handed over to the Department of Agrarian …

ILO supports developing Cottage Industries in the North of Sri Lanka

November 26, 2011 – 12:10 pm | 3 Comments | 297 views

Cottage industries such as poultry farming, vegetable cultivation and bee keeping have become a popular way of income generation among returnees in the North of Sri Lanka. According to Mr Prem Kumar, Area Manager for …

CHA and ILO join the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation in promoting socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants and other conflict affected youth in Pooneryn

November 17, 2011 – 6:23 am | 3 Comments | 331 views
CHA and ILO join the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation in promoting socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants and other conflict affected youth in Pooneryn

While the rehabilitation and reintegration of most ex-combatants has been successfully pursued by the Government of Sri Lanka, in order to ensure that deradicalization is not derailed it is essential to ensure economic support for …

Smiles worth millions – Artificial Limbs for War Amputees with Indian support for the Ministry of Health programmes

November 16, 2011 – 4:29 am | No Comment | 126 views
Smiles worth millions – Artificial Limbs for War Amputees with Indian support for the Ministry of Health programmes

Picture – ‘’Both these children lost their limbs due to the war , but the new limbs they got give hope of a new beginning- a new life. The smile is worth a million’’.
Following …

Beyond Prejudice – Sri Lanka’s Unique Rehabilitation Effort

November 11, 2011 – 3:43 am | No Comment | 234 views
Beyond Prejudice – Sri Lanka’s Unique Rehabilitation Effort

Imagine a situation a hardcore Al Qaeda terrorist allowed to live a normal life in the U.S. after a quick rehabilitation. Even Jim McDonald, the head of Amnesty in the U.S. would rebuke such move, …

Diaspora offers to build Psychosocial centres

November 9, 2011 – 7:23 am | One Comment | 171 views

At the first meeting of the Civil Society Partnership for Reconciliation, held at the Reconciliation Office on November 1st, it was decided to recommend projects for support from the diaspora. The following project proposal follows …

Students from Velvettiturai attend Italian Opera at the Mt Lavinia Hotel

November 9, 2011 – 6:04 am | One Comment | 78 views

Opera was a new experience for students from Velvettithurai visiting Colombo on an exchange programme arranged by the Rotary Club of Colombo Mid-Town. In addition to the usual visits, including Parliament, as well as interactions …

Housing projects in Sri Lanka by India

November 8, 2011 – 4:13 am | One Comment | 144 views

Assistance with housing has been an important part of support for resettlement in the North provided by India to the government of Sri Lanka. This took many forms, beginning with they supply during early resettlement …

“Developing educational exchanges is very useful…” Civil Society Partnership for Reconciliation

November 1, 2011 – 7:17 pm | One Comment | 121 views

At the first meeting of the Civil Society Partnership for Reconciliation, it was noted that developing educational exchanges would be very useful. The Principal of Ladies College expressed her willingness to offer a few places …

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