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“Be proud of your fellow Sri Lankans’ achievements, whether it is in Sri Lanka or overseas.”: Good News From Jayam

October 15, 2014 Pope Meets President and First Lady  Pope Francis had a  private audience with President Rajapaksa to discuss the pontiff’s upcoming visit to Sri Lanka. “Both President Rajapaksa and Pope Francis expressed their hope that the pontiff’s visit … Continue reading

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The Role Of Ex- Combatants In Reconciliation

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By Shakya Lahiru Pathmalal  The path towards rehabilitation It is estimated that nearly 11,000 former LTTE cadres that either gave themselves up or were captured by the Sri Lankan Army at the end of the war in May 2009. According to Major … Continue reading

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Forgive and Forget:Practising social reconciliation through the teachings of Buddha

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Published: 30/11/2010 at 12:00 AM Phra Anil Sakya is the assistant secretary to His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. He is deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Mahamakut Buddhist University and a visiting professor at Mahidol, … Continue reading

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Music, healing and sincerity: A few insights for those who wish to engage

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  BY GAYA -SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 Originally published on  I didn’t know Tanya when I published  sometime ago about her event at the Kennedy Center. I didn’t know of sjc87initiative the organisation that invited Tanya to the North until I engaged with Australian Diaspora when  I … Continue reading

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Reconciliation: Role of arts and culture

By  Iromi Dharmawardhane Sunday, 13 May 2012 00:00 War tears us apart. Needless to say, seeing and experiencing – or committing – violence and injustice every waking day, for long years of our life, will take an untold toll on … Continue reading

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Challenges to Peaceful Co-existence: Question of tolerance in Sri Lanka

We are all in agreement that once upon a time the people of Sri Lanka lived in peaceful co-existence. The challenges to that peace came after foreign invasion and occupation that introduced multiple means to divide the people and disunite … Continue reading

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