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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 …

‘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 …

The Care of Children 30 – Initiatives in the North for the young

March 6, 2013 – 6:39 am | No Comment | 871 views
The Care of Children 30 – Initiatives in the North for the young

Amidst a number of meetings of Divisional Secretariat Reconciliation Committees in the North last week, I also had a number of interactions with children, and with persons working with children. Two instances were serendipitous, but …

National principles must address local problems

December 12, 2012 – 5:24 am | No Comment | 693 views
National principles must address local problems

I have been confronted with many problems during meetings of Divisional Secretariat Reconciliation Committee meetings, but perhaps the most unusual was the question of garbage which came up at Kattankudy. I was told that garbage …

Japanese Government through IOM provides Food Security & Livelihoods

December 3, 2012 – 7:01 am | No Comment | 743 views
Japanese Government through IOM provides Food Security & Livelihoods

Project to strengthen food security and livelihoods of 150 beneficiaries in Eachalamkulam and Kalmadu in Vavuniya was funded by the Japanese Government through IOM. Field assistants in Tharanikulam, Eashwaripuram and Nochchikulam were given push …

UNHCR recommendations accepted by Sri Lanka to improve Human Rights

November 25, 2012 – 7:58 am | No Comment | 735 views
UNHCR recommendations accepted by Sri Lanka to improve Human Rights

1.Consider ratifying the Palermo Protocol on human trafficking (Philippines)
2.Make further efforts to ratify other relevant international instruments that are vital to the promotion and protection of Human Rights, in keeping with its national capacity and …

The Bill of Rights

November 7, 2012 – 11:17 am | No Comment | 1,511 views
The Bill of Rights

The National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights 2011 – 2016 as well as the full series of  Sri Lanka Rights Watch are available at the Peace & Reconciliation Website.
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වසරේ හොඳම මානවවාදී බිම්බෝම්බ නිෂ්ක්‍රිය කිරීමේ කාණ්ඩායම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවෙන්

October 25, 2012 – 8:31 am | No Comment | 7,752 views
වසරේ හොඳම මානවවාදී බිම්බෝම්බ නිෂ්ක්‍රිය කිරීමේ කාණ්ඩායම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවෙන්

2012 වසරේ හොඳම බිම්බෝම්බ නිෂ්ක්‍රිය කිරීමේ කණ්ඩායම ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුධ හමුදාවේ ඉංජිනේරු බලකායේ ඉංජිනේරු සෙබළ ඩී.කේ.න්. ‍‍රොහාන් මහතා සහ ඔහුගේ සහයක ස්පාර්ටකස් නැමැති සුනඛයා ඇමෙරිකාවේදි සම්මානයට පාත්‍රවිය.

ප්‍රකට ඇමරිකානු රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානයක් වන …

NEW MILESTONE FOR SRI LANKA’S HUMANITARIAN DEMINING PROJECT

October 22, 2012 – 8:10 am | No Comment | 4,153 views
NEW MILESTONE FOR SRI LANKA’S HUMANITARIAN DEMINING PROJECT

Washington , Oct 15,2012: In a new Milestone for Sri Lanka’s Humanitarian Demining Project, the Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) of the United States has honored Sri Lanka Army sapper DKN Rohan and Mine …

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