· June, 2010

Stories about Sri Lanka from June, 2010

Sri Lanka: Reflections On The Problems In Gaza

  19 June 2010

Sri Lankan MP and blogger Rajiva Wijesinha reflects on the adjournment of resolution on the problems in Gaza: “the world is desperately in need of consensus based on universally accepted principles of justice, rather than continuing indulgence to old victims by old victimizers.”

Sri Lanka: Forgetting Those Killed

  19 June 2010

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) points out that “post-war Sri Lanka is very far from a just peace, or meaningful reconciliation” as the celebrations of the victory over the LTTE did not include commemoration of the loved ones killed during the war.

Sri Lanka: Old lessons from a new commission

  6 June 2010

The Sri Lankan President has set up yet another commission ‘Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’ to inquire into the root causes of the armed conflict that ended in 2009. Kalana Senaratne at Groundviews examines the new commission's objectives and wonders if any new lessons will indeed be learned.