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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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A Ministry for Reconciliation is needed to implement LLRC recommendations

January 12, 2012 – 5:34 am | No Comment | 38 views

NEW DELHI, January 10: Sri Lanka should create a Ministry for Reconciliation to implement the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in its recently-released report, a Presidential Adviser has suggested.

The suggestion …

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 …

Meditation Programme for Ex-Cadres – Life is a JOURNEY and Not a destination

January 10, 2012 – 7:45 am | No Comment | 53 views

The Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation(BCGR) organized a meditation programme for the ex-combatants residing in the rehabilitation centres. The programme was conducted in Maruthamadu in Anuradhapura, Poonthottam in Vavuniya and Senapura in Welikantha …

Perspectives on Reconciliation

January 5, 2012 – 6:32 am | No Comment | 152 views
Perspectives on Reconciliation

The Reconciliation for Peace Section of the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies convened a panel discussion on the topic entitled ‘Reconciliation – the way forward: an assessment of ongoing initiatives, a listing of productive possibilities’ on …

The Nitty Gritty of ‘Moving On’: National Reconciliation Unit

December 19, 2011 – 4:56 am | 6 Comments | 514 views
The Nitty Gritty of ‘Moving On’: National Reconciliation Unit

Even as the world focussed on what the LLRC (Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission) would produce after months of hearings, President Mahinda Rajapaksa set up a ‘National Reconciliation Unit’ to facilitate the work of his …

Former Combatants cruise down the Kelani River to draw attention to Climate Change

December 17, 2011 – 11:04 am | No Comment | 169 views
Former Combatants cruise down the Kelani River to draw attention to Climate Change

A Cruise down the Kelani River was organized by environmentalists from August 17th to 29th 2011 to draw attention to climate changes that are occurring with ever increasing frequency, and to spread the message that …

Taking Those Baby Steps: The Positive Role of the Diaspora in Reconciling Sri Lanka

December 11, 2011 – 3:05 pm | No Comment | 311 views
Taking Those Baby Steps: The Positive Role of the Diaspora in Reconciling Sri Lanka

The word ‘Diaspora’ has a negative connation in the majority of Sri Lankan minds due to the various implications they have had not only on the civil conflict, but up until recently, in the post-war …

Giving Security a Human Face: Japan supports Human Security efforts in Northern Sri Lanka

December 7, 2011 – 5:10 am | 2 Comments | 265 views
Giving Security a Human Face: Japan supports Human Security efforts in Northern Sri Lanka

Human Security has been traditionally thought as embracing two freedoms, namely, freedom from want and freedom from fear. It is believed that such efforts carry potential to significantly contribute towards a nation’s peace and …

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 …

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