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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.
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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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Reconciliation and Development in the East

July 30, 2012 – 5:43 am | No Comment | 535 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 | 1,005 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 …

Rotary Peace Ambassadors Vocational centre in North

April 3, 2012 – 3:18 am | No Comment | 1,369 views
Rotary Peace Ambassadors Vocational centre in North

Having coordinated the Rotary National Youth Exchange program last year and by continuing to keep in close touch with the beneficiary youths from North & East, our Rotary Peace ’07 & Ambassadorial ’09 scholar Rtn …

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 | 1,885 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 …