Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tamil Woman Soldiers join National Service

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Last modified on: 12/20/2013 11:34:05 AM http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=Tamil_Woman_Soldiers_join_National_Service_20131220_03 A batch of 55 woman soldiers joined active duty at a Passing Out ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Army’s 4th Signal Corps Parade Ground in Anuradhapura on Wednesday (18th December). This is the … Continue reading

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The role of education in reconciliation

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By  Salma Yusuf Sunday, 22 December 2013 00:00  It has been said that since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed. … Continue reading

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What Sri Lanka must know about South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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 “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love … Continue reading

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Some Lessons From Nelson Mandela For Reconciliation In Sri Lanka

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            By Laksiri Fernando – Dr. Laksiri Fernando “Of all the people I have met, he was by far the greatest.” – Malcolm Fraser- Nelson Mandela is no more, but his legacy would hopefully inspire people, particularly the young, … Continue reading

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Youngsters from Velvettithurai visit Parliament

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  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 Reconciliation Office, and the … Continue reading

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Ambassador Jayatilleka attends French-Sri Lankan Diaspora Youth Workshop in Paris

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  Members of What’s Next! On October 27th, 2012, Ambassador Jayatilleka was invited to participate as a special guest at a French-Sri Lankan Diaspora youth workshop on “Post-War Reconciliation Dialogue for a Sustainable Peace”. Also present on this occasion were … Continue reading

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Promoting healing and reconciliation

Monday, 17 June 2013 22:35 |  The Cooperative Hall, Kilinochchi was the venue for a gathering of nearly 450 women, men and children from the dioceses of Jaffna, Mannar, Kandy, Badulla, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura who met together for a healing … Continue reading

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