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

June 15, 2013 – 6:52 am | No Comment | 1,584 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.
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Psycho-social Support

Providing a non-therapeutic intervention that helps people to cope with stress.

Housing

Programs initiated to provide housing for the citizens in North & East.

Former Combatants

Sri lanka begins reconciliation program among former combatants, victims and recipient communities.

Education

Educational exchange & vocational training programs.

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Different ethnic groups have different justice mechanisms for resolving disputes and dealing with conflicts

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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 …

The Care of Children 30 – Initiatives in the North for the young

March 6, 2013 – 6:39 am | No Comment | 871 views
The Care of Children 30 – Initiatives in the North for the young

Amidst a number of meetings of Divisional Secretariat Reconciliation Committees in the North last week, I also had a number of interactions with children, and with persons working with children. Two instances were serendipitous, but …

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 …

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 …

The importance of Training, Operational Directives and Reporting

October 1, 2012 – 10:27 am | No Comment | 349 views

At both the informal consultations on implementation of the Human Rights Action Plan held at the Reconciliation Office, and the official meetings conducted at the Ministry of Plantation Industries by the Task Force of the …

A helping hand for a life with dignity: 176 Resettled families Benefit from livelihood assistance

September 22, 2012 – 5:31 am | No Comment | 716 views
A helping hand for a life with dignity: 176 Resettled families Benefit from livelihood assistance

A helping hand for a life with dignity: 176 resettled families benefit from livelihood assistanceThe conflict in Sri Lanka displaced thousands of people in the northern districts. While affected civilians have returned or are returning …

Developing Community Structures

September 10, 2012 – 8:24 am | No Comment | 387 views
Developing Community Structures

One of the biggest problems with promoting Human Rights in Sri Lanka is that it has turned into either a business, or a battle, or both, for many. Those NGOs which believe it their duty …

OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE

August 26, 2012 – 6:15 pm | No Comment | 530 views
OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE

The establishment of the Peoples Council in Wattegedera signals hope for the previously marginalized and unheard sections of its community. More importantly, it provides a potential model for replication in other parts of the country …