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Weligama LIRC Deals with Easter Attacks Weligama LIRC Deals with Easter Attacks Tuesday, 07 May 2019 Catholics, Buddhists and Muslims, including religious leaders, government officials...
Back to the Future: Travails of Travel Tuesday, 07 May 2019 The Centre for Communications Training (CCT) was invited by the District Secreta...
Diffusing Tensions in the Wake of Easter Sunday Attacks Diffusing Tensions in the Wake of Easter Sunday Attacks Tuesday, 07 May 2019 District Inter Religious Committees (DIRCs) in 15 districts across the country began...

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A Rational Approach to Countering Extremist Violence is Needed - Jehan Perera Monday, 20 May 2019 The 10th anniversary of the end of the three decade long war that pitted the Sri Lankan state against the LTTE passed by uneventfully and without mass mobilization of people to mark the day. The period of May 18 and 19 in which...
National Political Leadership is Accountable for Failure - Jehan Perera Monday, 13 May 2019 Sri Lanka's army commander, Mahesh Senanayake is reported to have told the BBC too much of freedom had led to the Easter Sunday suicide bombings, which killed over 250 people. Too much of freedom, too much of peace for the last...
Engagement is the He Price of Reconciliation - Jehan Perera Tuesday, 07 May 2019 The security situation remains fraught with uncertainty and tension. Not many children in their school uniforms were to be seen on the streets, even though the government schools reopened this week after a prolonged and enforced...


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To work in partnership with different target groups with an aim to educate, mobilize and advocate the building of a rights conscious society of citizens that work towards a political solution to the ethnic conflict, reconciliation and equal opportunities for all.

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