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From recrimination to reconciliation: the path to peace in Sri Lanka

June 15, 2013 – 6:52 am | No Comment | 1,583 views

Sri Lanka is at a crossroads. After the end of a long civil war, the country has an historic opportunity to draw on its strengths and riches to create a unified, prosperous and just society.
But …

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From recrimination to reconciliation: the path to peace in Sri Lanka

June 15, 2013 – 6:52 am | No Comment | 1,583 views
From recrimination to reconciliation: the path to peace in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is at a crossroads. After the end of a long civil war, the country has an historic opportunity to draw on its strengths and riches to create a unified, prosperous and just society.
But …

Rally for Unity – ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වෛරයට ඉඩක් නැත

June 9, 2013 – 11:19 pm | No Comment | 870 views

Hate has no place in Sri Lanka -
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වෛරයට ඉඩක් නැත

Japan extended Rs. 8.2 million to NAQDA for a Fishery Project in Mannar

March 11, 2013 – 11:07 am | No Comment | 954 views
Japan extended Rs. 8.2 million to NAQDA for a Fishery Project in Mannar

The Government of Japan has provided US$ 65,735 (approximately Rs. 8.2 million) grant aid for the food security and income generation project in Mannar District under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
“The Project for …

National principles must address local problems

December 12, 2012 – 5:24 am | No Comment | 692 views
National principles must address local problems

I have been confronted with many problems during meetings of Divisional Secretariat Reconciliation Committee meetings, but perhaps the most unusual was the question of garbage which came up at Kattankudy. I was told that garbage …

Japanese Government through IOM provides Food Security & Livelihoods

December 3, 2012 – 7:01 am | No Comment | 743 views
Japanese Government through IOM provides Food Security & Livelihoods

Project to strengthen food security and livelihoods of 150 beneficiaries in Eachalamkulam and Kalmadu in Vavuniya was funded by the Japanese Government through IOM. Field assistants in Tharanikulam, Eashwaripuram and Nochchikulam were given push …

The Bill of Rights

November 7, 2012 – 11:17 am | No Comment | 1,511 views
The Bill of Rights

The National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights 2011 – 2016 as well as the full series of  Sri Lanka Rights Watch are available at the Peace & Reconciliation Website.
I was …

NEW MILESTONE FOR SRI LANKA’S HUMANITARIAN DEMINING PROJECT

October 22, 2012 – 8:10 am | No Comment | 4,153 views
NEW MILESTONE FOR SRI LANKA’S HUMANITARIAN DEMINING PROJECT

Washington , Oct 15,2012: In a new Milestone for Sri Lanka’s Humanitarian Demining Project, the Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) of the United States has honored Sri Lanka Army sapper DKN Rohan and Mine …

Japanese Grant for Displaced Vavuniya Families

October 15, 2012 – 6:25 am | No Comment | 3,195 views
Japanese Grant for Displaced Vavuniya Families

The government of Japan has provided US$ 89,825 (over Rs 11.7 million) in grant aid for a project to improve the livelihoods of the resettled people in the Vavuniya District under its Grant Assistance for …

Junior School presents Sinhala and Tamil folk dances at opening by UNICEF Head of English Activity Centre on World Children’s Day

October 2, 2012 – 6:23 am | No Comment | 603 views
Junior School presents Sinhala and Tamil folk dances at opening by UNICEF Head of English Activity Centre on World Children’s Day

On World Children’s Day the Country Director of UNICEF in Sri Lanka, Mr Reza Husseini, opened an English Activity Centre at the Karandana Junior School in the Eheliyagoda Educational Division. The Centre, which also includes …

The Laws’ and Other Delays

September 26, 2012 – 9:58 am | No Comment | 354 views
The Laws’ and Other Delays

Even before I was asked to convene the Task Force on implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan, we had commenced at the Reconciliation Office a series of consultations with relevant Government officials as …

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