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No India-China rivalry in Sri Lanka: Prof Wijesinha

January 12, 2012 – 5:30 am | No Comment | 36 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 …

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Meditation Programme for Ex-Cadres – Life is a JOURNEY and Not a destination

January 10, 2012 – 7:45 am | No Comment | 45 views

The Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation(BCGR) organized a meditation programme for the ex-combatants residing in the rehabilitation centres. The programme was conducted in Maruthamadu in Anuradhapura, Poonthottam in Vavuniya and Senapura in Welikantha …

Former Combatants cruise down the Kelani River to draw attention to Climate Change

December 17, 2011 – 11:04 am | No Comment | 163 views
Former Combatants cruise down the Kelani River to draw attention to Climate Change

A Cruise down the Kelani River was organized by environmentalists from August 17th to 29th 2011 to draw attention to climate changes that are occurring with ever increasing frequency, and to spread the message that …

The role of ex combatants in reconciliation

November 30, 2011 – 6:58 am | 3 Comments | 430 views
The role of ex combatants in reconciliation

It is estimated that nearly 11,000 former LTTE cadres either gave themselves up or were taken in by the Sri Lankan Army at the end of the war in May 2009. According to Major …

CHA and ILO join the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation in promoting socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants and other conflict affected youth in Pooneryn

November 17, 2011 – 6:23 am | 3 Comments | 316 views
CHA and ILO join the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation in promoting socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants and other conflict affected youth in Pooneryn

While the rehabilitation and reintegration of most ex-combatants has been successfully pursued by the Government of Sri Lanka, in order to ensure that deradicalization is not derailed it is essential to ensure economic support for …

Beyond Prejudice – Sri Lanka’s Unique Rehabilitation Effort

November 11, 2011 – 3:43 am | No Comment | 231 views
Beyond Prejudice – Sri Lanka’s Unique Rehabilitation Effort

Imagine a situation a hardcore Al Qaeda terrorist allowed to live a normal life in the U.S. after a quick rehabilitation. Even Jim McDonald, the head of Amnesty in the U.S. would rebuke such move, …

Another group of ex-combatants return to society after rehabilitation

October 30, 2011 – 5:22 am | No Comment | 132 views
Another group of ex-combatants return to society after rehabilitation

Three decades of war came to an end in May 2009. The Government Rehabilitation program was officially commenced on October 2009 for Ex-LTTE cadres who had surrendered to enter the rehabilitation process. The Bureau of …

Youngsters from Velvettithurai visit Parliament

October 25, 2011 – 7:03 am | One Comment | 632 views
Youngsters from Velvettithurai visit Parliament

A group of young persons from Velvettithurai visited Parliament on October 18 during a visit to the South arranged by the Rotary Club of Colombo Mid-Town. The programme was arranged by Pushpi Weerakoon, of the …

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