Sri Lanka's policy towards witnesses is revenge, not reconciliation
Dr Niron knows the Sri Lankan army targeted hospitals in 2009. Every time he passed their location on to the International Red Cross so they could share the information with the Sri Lankan military, the site was bombed within days, if not hours.
From the inside out: reconciliation is more than possible
Amidst the deep hurt of civil war, many think it impossible to speak with, let alone work with, people from across divisions of conflict. A diverse group of young British Sri Lankans have directly experienced this. Here they examine reconciliation as not only a possibility, but a present undertaking.See the debate: Is reconciliation possible in Sri Lanka?
'The core problem is the elites, not the people': Sanka Abayawardena responds
Is Sanka Abayawardena a government stooge, Sinhala nationalist, or peace activist? He warns his critics against forgetting the class basis of this conflict.See the debate: Is reconciliation possible in Sri Lanka?
Nation-building in Sri Lanka: the potential and the promise
This week is the third anniversary of the end the Sri Lankan civil war. Yet there is hope: it lies within Sri Lanka's reach to move from 'post-war' to 'post-conflict', as Sri Lankans work towards a new era of equitable governance.See the debate: Is reconciliation possible in Sri Lanka?
Reconciliation is not happening in Sri Lanka, and the problem isn't a question of time
The Tamil call for independent statehood stemmed from a very basic need for security against genocide. For many, including the next generation of Tamil youth activists, the events of 2009 consolidated this need.
'What Sri Lanka is...': acknowledging the ethnic conflict in post-war reconciliation
The term 'local reconciliation' may seem benign, but recent research amongst Tamils in the north of the country highlights the damaging silence hanging over the survivors of the conflict, and a determination to reach justice through transparency over past and present wrongs.
'Reconciliation in Sri Lanka means the youth must lead the way': a sceptical response
There is nothing objectionable in arguing for greater and more meaningful participation of youth in the political process, so long as this is not a substitute for a proper post-war constitutional settlement.
Reconciliation in Sri Lanka means the youth must lead the way
International calls for justice in Sri Lanka which are insensitive to domestic public opinion further alienate a youth population suspicious of Western intervention and determined to develop their country.