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

June 15, 2013 – 6:52 am | No Comment | 1,587 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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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.

Religion & Culture

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

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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 | 694 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 …