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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.
But …

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

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 …

Rally for Unity – ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වෛරයට ඉඩක් නැත

June 9, 2013 – 11:19 pm | No Comment | 874 views

Hate has no place in Sri Lanka -
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වෛරයට ඉඩක් නැත

‘Mirrored Images – An Anthology of Sri Lankan Poetry’ launched in Canada

June 9, 2013 – 9:25 am | No Comment | 565 views
‘Mirrored Images – An Anthology of Sri Lankan Poetry’ launched in Canada

A recently published book “Mirrored Images  – An Anthology of Sri Lankan Poetry” Edited by Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha was launched in Toronto at  an event organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa and, …

Tamils & Muslims Join Buddhists to Mark Vesak

June 5, 2013 – 7:49 pm | No Comment | 469 views
Tamils & Muslims Join Buddhists to Mark Vesak

A record 2000 civilians of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic faiths joined hands together as one community to mark the Vesak festival at Kalawanchikudi, Vakarai, Pottuvil and Akkaraipattu areas.
Troops of 18 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment …

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 …

Establishing Consultative Committees for Livelihood, Awareness and Social Activity at Grama Niladhari Divisions

May 22, 2012 – 5:19 pm | No Comment | 926 views

A further series of Divisional Seceretariat Reconciliation meetings was held in Mannar and Kilinochchi Districts on April 24th and 25th. The first two in Madhu and Musali saw participation by a large number of Grama …

District and Divisional Reconciliation Committee Meetings conducted by Secretaries in the North

March 10, 2012 – 3:36 am | No Comment | 1,114 views
District and Divisional Reconciliation Committee Meetings conducted by Secretaries in the North

Reconciliation Committee meetings were conducted at Divisional Secretariats in three Districts of the Northern Province between February 25th and 27th. The meetings were chaired by Divisional Secretaries at Vavuniya, Vavuniya South, Karachchi, Pachchilappalli and Chavakachcheri, …

A Ministry for Reconciliation is needed to implement LLRC recommendations

January 12, 2012 – 5:34 am | No Comment | 982 views

NEW DELHI, January 10: Sri Lanka should create a Ministry for Reconciliation to implement the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in its recently-released report, a Presidential Adviser has suggested.

The suggestion …

No India-China rivalry in Sri Lanka: Prof Wijesinha

January 12, 2012 – 5:30 am | No Comment | 903 views

China has made it clear to Sri Lanka that the primacy of our relationship with India is understood, says Wijesinha

Elizabeth Roche
 New Delhi: China has conveyed to Sri Lanka that it understands the primacy of the …