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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.

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

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

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Educational exchange & vocational training programs.

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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 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 …

The Story of Poompuhar Govt Tamil Mixed School, Jaffna

August 31, 2012 – 8:30 am | No Comment | 772 views
The Story of Poompuhar Govt Tamil Mixed School, Jaffna

The Poompuhar GTMS was displaced in 1995  during the height of the war.  The students and teachers  had to continue the school in a temporary place within Jaffna for many year. During the peace talks, …

Training Media Students on Child Protection in Jaffna

August 30, 2012 – 4:28 am | No Comment | 863 views
Training Media Students on Child Protection in Jaffna

Recently,Save the children held discussions with Media Resources and Training Centre(MRTC) affiliated to the University of Jaffna about the current situation of child abuse in Jaffna . Mr. Devanand, the Director of MRTC felt that …

The Path to Reconciliation through Sports and Play

August 14, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment | 697 views
The Path to Reconciliation through Sports and Play

Three years after a brutal war that ended the conflict between the Tamil Tigers and the GoSL, there is enough evidence to see that Sri Lanka as a nation has to do a lot more …

The simple problems that impede Reconciliation

August 6, 2012 – 4:45 am | No Comment | 1,372 views
The simple problems that impede Reconciliation

Medical Facilities
Recent meetings of Divisional Secretariat Reconciliation Committee meetings have confirmed the perception that the main concerns of the people are practical, rather than the political issues that are so constantly raised in Colombo. Roads …

Explaining the philosophy of Resettlement and Economic Development

August 2, 2012 – 6:17 am | No Comment | 512 views
Explaining the philosophy of Resettlement and Economic Development

One of the greatest barriers to Reconciliation, I fear, is the difficulties government has to make its position clear. This springs in part from the systemic failure that will soon overwhelm us if remedial action …

Reconciliation and Development in the East

July 30, 2012 – 5:43 am | No Comment | 534 views

I had not been in the East for several months, not least because the North seemed to need much more attention in terms of my work as Adviser on Reconciliation. However, with the system of …

Role of Youth Leadership in Reconciliation

July 11, 2012 – 6:03 am | No Comment | 1,035 views
Role of Youth Leadership in Reconciliation

Peacebuilder Pushpi Weerakoon is no stranger to the Conflict Transformation field and is well loved among many youth groups and civil societies. She is a trained Mediator from Harvard University with an MA in Conflict …

Livelihood initiatives by Save the Children

July 5, 2012 – 7:07 am | No Comment | 1,003 views
Livelihood initiatives by Save the Children

Amongst the many efforts to promote initiatives as well as livelihoods in the North is a project run by Save the Children in Akkarayan, Killinochchi. It is funded by Swedish International Development Agency.  The project …