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]