Religious tensions have been exacerbated in post-war Sri Lanka, contrary to claims by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) that attacks against places of religious worship are isolated incidents. In Mach 2013, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) published a report highlighting concerns about violence and intolerance against all religious communities in the country. The […]
The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report, along with the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the LLRC (Action Plan), are the two key documents produced by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) outlining its process of reconciliation after three decades of war. Over two years have passed since the Cabinet approved […]
Luwie Ganeshathasan, Researcher with the Legal and Constitutional Unit at CPA, speaking on the LLRC’s NPoA progress: “In July 2012 the cabinet of ministers approved the national action plan for the implementation of the LLRC recommendations. There are several concerns regarding this document, the main being the difference between the activities proposed under the action […]
Iromi Perera, Head of Social Indicator at CPA on the results of the ‘Census on human and property damages due to conflict – 2013’ due to be published in March 2014 by the Department of Census and Statistics. “Many government officials have gone on record to say that this census will help the government arrive […]
6 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In 2014 Sri Lanka will be subjected to a number of landmark events including elections, 5 years since the end of the war and the 25th Human Rights Council session in March. This publication contains a series of short interviews with the Executive Director, Unit Heads, Researchers and curators […]
How tolerant is Sri Lanka? How agreeable are we to multiethnic schools, taking instructions from someone a different ethnic group, living in a truly multi-ethnic neighbourhood, marrying someone from a different ethnicity? Download full resolution info graphic from here.
Image courtesy Simon Fraser University On September 21, 2013, Sri Lankans Without Borders in partnership with Groundviews launched the De Zoysa-Sivanayagam 2014 Fellowship in Digital Journalism. As noted on SLWB’s website, Lasantha Wickrematunge led the fight for press freedom in Sri Lanka, “unbowed and unafraid,” for a number of years before he was assassinated in […]