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

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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 …

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 …

Catch 22: To Reconcile or Not to Reconcile

January 30, 2012 – 5:48 pm | 3 Comments | 4,750 views
Catch 22: To Reconcile or Not to Reconcile

‘Reconciliation’ is now the latest buzzword in the ever-dynamic political spectrum in Sri Lanka. This follows on from its trendy predecessors including ‘war’, ‘peace-process’, ‘cease-fire’ and ‘devolution’ to name a few. The urgent question in …

Students from Velvettiturai attend Italian Opera at the Mt Lavinia Hotel

November 9, 2011 – 6:04 am | One Comment | 720 views

Opera was a new experience for students from Velvettithurai visiting Colombo on an exchange programme arranged by the Rotary Club of Colombo Mid-Town. In addition to the usual visits, including Parliament, as well as interactions …

“Developing educational exchanges is very useful…” Civil Society Partnership for Reconciliation

November 1, 2011 – 7:17 pm | One Comment | 700 views

At the first meeting of the Civil Society Partnership for Reconciliation, it was noted that developing educational exchanges would be very useful. The Principal of Ladies College expressed her willingness to offer a few places …

Why social reconciliation through cultural exchanges is important, and more is better

October 25, 2011 – 6:17 am | No Comment | 1,336 views
Why social reconciliation through cultural exchanges is important, and more is better

Two years after the war the importance of social reconciliation among different communities is more important than ever. Reconciliation, as John Paul Lederach puts it, is ‘the restoring and healing of torn-apart relationships’, For some …

Moving Forward – Entrepreneurship for former combatants

October 23, 2011 – 7:16 pm | One Comment | 1,353 views
Moving Forward – Entrepreneurship for former combatants

The second workshop on entrepreneurial skills for former combatants concluded in Vavuniya on October 5th. Arranged by the Bureau of the Commissioner General for Rehabilitation, with support from Prof Rajiva Wijesinha’s decentralized budget, the programme …

Scholarships for deprived youngsters to encourage Learning and Leading

October 23, 2011 – 7:02 pm | 2 Comments | 1,884 views
Scholarships for deprived youngsters to encourage Learning and Leading

On an initiative of the Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat, the Business for Peace Alliance of the Ceylon Chamber of commerce commenced in 2007 a scholarship programme entitled ‘Learn & Lead’. The purpose was to  secure …

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