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

June 15, 2013 – 6:52 am | No Comment | 1,583 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 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 …

Junior School presents Sinhala and Tamil folk dances at opening by UNICEF Head of English Activity Centre on World Children’s Day

October 2, 2012 – 6:23 am | No Comment | 603 views
Junior School presents Sinhala and Tamil folk dances at opening by UNICEF Head of English Activity Centre on World Children’s Day

On World Children’s Day the Country Director of UNICEF in Sri Lanka, Mr Reza Husseini, opened an English Activity Centre at the Karandana Junior School in the Eheliyagoda Educational Division. The Centre, which also includes …

Probation Officials from South-West meet in the East

September 15, 2012 – 1:25 pm | No Comment | 560 views
Probation Officials from South-West meet in the East

An experience sharing program for the Department of Probation and Child Care Services (DPCCS) officials and also for the Save the Children Staff recently was conducted in Trincomalee. The program witnessed enriched mutual understanding among …

Promoting the Rights and the Welfare of Children

September 13, 2012 – 8:00 am | No Comment | 509 views
Promoting the Rights and the Welfare of Children

I discussed in Rights Watch last week the need to develop community structures for protection purposes. Whilst this will go some way towards helping the vulnerable, we also need much better structures at state level …

The problem about suspended sentences for rape

September 7, 2012 – 8:02 am | No Comment | 1,739 views
The problem about suspended sentences for rape

I was recently sent an article which suggested that in Sri Lanka sexual offenders went scot free.  Coincidentally we had been discussing this matter at the last meeting of the Task Force of the Inter-Ministerial …

The Story of Poompuhar Govt Tamil Mixed School, Jaffna

August 31, 2012 – 8:30 am | No Comment | 772 views
The Story of Poompuhar Govt Tamil Mixed School, Jaffna

The Poompuhar GTMS was displaced in 1995  during the height of the war.  The students and teachers  had to continue the school in a temporary place within Jaffna for many year. During the peace talks, …

Training Media Students on Child Protection in Jaffna

August 30, 2012 – 4:28 am | No Comment | 862 views
Training Media Students on Child Protection in Jaffna

Recently,Save the children held discussions with Media Resources and Training Centre(MRTC) affiliated to the University of Jaffna about the current situation of child abuse in Jaffna . Mr. Devanand, the Director of MRTC felt that …

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 …

Trafficking

August 7, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment | 146 views
Trafficking

I discussed recently three of the four problems with regard to women raised in the last round of meetings of Divisional Secretariat Reconciliation Committee meetings. The fourth I thought had to be looked at separately, …

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 …

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