Sunday, December 23, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sri Lanka Public Service Journalism Awards 2007

The Public Service Journalism Awards 2007 was much-awaited event among the provincial journalists in Sri Lanka. The glamorous event was held on November 16 th 2007 at the Galle Face Hotel [Read & See More]

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thoughts for Peace

"Peace is what makes us feel that we are living happily as humanbeings. No difference inside the nation in relation to language, religion, race or creed." - [Read & See More]

Monday, August 13, 2007

Commemoration Event Honours Life of Kethesh Loganathan

Late Kethesh Loganathan was a man of action. He showed his humanity. Kethesh was a committed human rights activist. He campaigned for the rights of the Tamils within the framework of an united Sri Lanka. He cared; and was killed. [Read & See More]

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Symposium on Indo-Lanka Accord Reflects, Reviews and Seeks Recipe for Success with Future Agreements

The Indo-Lanka Peace Accord was signed on July 29th 1987 between the then Sri Lankan President Late J.R.Jeyawardene and then Indian Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi. It drew a lot of attention locally and globally. It marks the 20th anniversary this year. Number of events has been organized by various institutions to mark the 20 th Anniversary of signing the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of signing the Banda-Chelva pact. [Read & See More]

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Neo-Barrelism, The Exhibition of Paintings and Installations by Chandraguptha Thenuwara

Neo-Barrelism’, The Exhibition of Paintings and Installations by Chandraguptha Thenuwara was inaugurated on July 26 th 2007 at the Lionel Wendt Gallery. The exhibition will remain open till July 28th 2007. The viewing hours are from 10am to 7pm. The exhibition is organisd by Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts (VAFA): [Read & See More]

Monday, July 23, 2007

Prayer for peace

Veemansa Bodhi Sanga Society organized a Prayer for Peace to create space for the people of all communities to talk peace. [Read & see more]

Friday, June 29, 2007

Symposium of Religious Leaders for Peace

The National Peace Council of Sri Lanka has organized a Symposium of Religious Leaders for Peace along with National Conference on Religions for Peace and Sri Lankan Movement for Justice, Peace and Reconciliation. It was held at the BMICH (Bandaranaike International Memorial Conference Hall) o June 28th 2007. Religious dignitaries belonging to Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity gathered to show their united support for sustainable peace in Sri Lanka. [Read & See More]

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Koiyaavaady welfare camp, Puttlam district

There are 136 families- 720 persons living in Koiyaavaady welfare camp in Puttlam district for more than 17 years: [Read & See More]

Nookkuraansolai welfare camp-Kandalkuda, Puttlam district

The Muslim community of Mannar was forced to leave from the home town in 1990. Most of them never went back to check about their properties due to fear. Some of them went back to Mannar during peace time after 2002, but did not want to stay long due to uncertainty: Read & See More

Monday, June 18, 2007

Shakthi Welfare Camp

June 20th 2007 is sixth anniversary of United Nations designated World Refugee Day; a day marked around the globe calling for focus and attention on the matter.

In Sri Lanka, the total number of persons displaced after April 7 th 2006 till April 16th 2007 is 301,879 - total number of families 81,399 according to UNHCR. [Read & See more]

Savukkady Welfare Camp

This is a very cramped camp with canvass tents put up next to each other. There are 1,920 persons-520 families living in this camp. They got displaced from Periyapullumalai, Sinnapullumalai, Pankidaaveli, Unnichchai, Kokkattichcholai, Vavunatheevu, and Karadiyanaaru. [Read & see More]

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bus blast in Kebittigollewa

"The Sinhalese are very kind, and love each other.They would not have done something like this. They do not like to kill people. I have been helping the affected since the incident happened.It is very sad that we lost 64 lives, and more injured" says Jayawathi (40) from Kebittigollewa. [See & Read more]

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Youth in peace building

The Peace building and Development Institute in Sri Lanka in partnership with Peace building and Development Institute – International Peace and Conflict Resolution Division of American University has arranged a week long training on “Youth & Conflict: Integrating Youth in Peace building Training” at Palm Village Hotel in Uswetakiyawa: Read More

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Civil Monitoring Commission-First Public Meeting

"Please find my husband. I am helpless after my husband has disappeared. Do you want me to commit suicide along with my five children?" queries a woman who went in front to the stage, where the Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was seated: More

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Kirimichchai jungle

Cranes in Kirimichchai jungle - former no-man's zone in the East of Sri Lanka
More Pictures: Living with Nature

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Nostalgia for “Vali North”

“Vali North: Paradise Life and Camp Life”- A Nostalgia Story, By N. Parameswaran : Read & See More

Katpity Fishermen

Fishermen at Katpity, Sri Lanka’s littoral North West, near Puttalam: More Pictures

Saturday, March 24, 2007

“A Glimmer of Hope”

The South Asia Peace Institute organised a symposium on the Experts Committee Reports forwarded to the APRC (All Party Representative Committee), and the launching of the book “A Glimmer of Hope” at the JAIC Hilton Hotel on March 22 nd 2007: Read & See More

Friday, March 23, 2007

Nuraichcholai Refugees

"I was displaced from Mannar in 1990 along with my family. I have been living in Arafa Nagar since then. I had to leave my own house and belongings. I am living with my daughter now. I work in the agro filed which cultivates onion, chillies, and cabbage. I go to the field and earn Rs.150/= per day, which is not enough to manage myself" says Sabeena Zubair (54): More Pictures

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Colleagues welcome freed Journalist

Journalist, Parameswary Munusamy In front the Sri Lanka Supreme Courts complex in Hulfsdorp: More Pictures

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

IDPs at Maavadivempu

"We witnessed our village reduced to rubble,while we were fleeing" say the refugees from Vakarai: IDPs at Maavadivempu, More Pictures

Monday, March 19, 2007

IDPs in Kiran, Eastern Sri Lanka

"I missed my son Rajendran (44), while leaving Vakarai. He is a mentally retarded person. I am worried about him, and don't know his whereabouts" says Sellaiah Ramupillai (72), who is a farmer from Kathiraveli: More Pictures

Saturday, March 17, 2007