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Srilanka’s pathway to Peace and Reconciliation after the 30 year war

There are many devoted, trustworthy institution and people within Srilanka and outside the country who are working for  “The Country moving forward together” , but these events are not appreciated or published in the media. As a Srilankan I wished to express my sincere thanks to the two organizations that have initiated on Peace and Reconciliation during the past few months.

The Global Reconciliation of Australia, headed by Professor Paul Komesaroff , Professor of Medicine, Monash University. Australia, and The Diaspora Lanka in Australia headed by Mr Jeremy Liyanage , Mannar Urban Development  MM 2022 .

Recently on 24th to 26th of August, “ The Global Reconciliation “ held a meaningful workshop at Hotel Renuka , Colombo, where eminent and  distinguished people  from Govt, NGO, Academic Institutions, Professional Associations, Community based Groups,  Various district Civil Societie and Religious Dignitaries  participated. The workshop was supported by the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, which has assisted the Australian initiators.

The major areas of discussions were, the existing civil societies are the most effective sites for the building of trust and collaborative partnerships. The importance of trust building ,local capacity and documentation and critical review of all  its projects to ensure that  both successes and failures. The strong bonds uniting Sri Lankan people and the common commitment to a united prosperous and just society.

The purpose of the workshop was  to examine examples of ways in which people are actively working, in areas such as health care, sport, the arts, education, environmental protection, interfaith dialogue, justice & ethics, confidence and security and business, in order to  build community bonds, confidence and security, with a view to extending and further developing this process . The project is non-political and non-aligned and seeks to identify and build on shared needs and goals rather than to dwell on past divisions and differences

Some of the eminent speakers were  Professor Christy Weeramantry, UNESCO Peace Educationist,  Dr.Javid Yusuf,  Ex Srilankan Ambassador ,Dr.Sivathas Subramaniam, Northern Psychologist, Ms Kanchana  Weerakoon ,Environmentist  , Ms Vinu  Mendis, Director Candle aid,  Mr.Paul Komesaroff ,Professor of Medicine, Australiya,

Prof  Suresh Sundram  and Prof Paul James from Australian  University . Dr Lalith Chandradasa, Presidental Advisor for Nutrition. Dr.Vinya  Ariyaratna, Director Sarvodaya, Ven .Batapola Nanda Thero , Chief Priest from Ambalangoda Temple. Also Number of participants  from different perspectives presented their visions of a future, united, prosperous and just Sri Lanka.

 

They emphasise that reconciliation is an ongoing process that can serve many different purpose, it can contribute to consolidating peace & harmony , breaking a cycle of violence, restoring justice  at both personal and social levels, bring personal healing and reparation for the past injustices caused between individuals and communities.

At the end of the workshop following matters had been brought by the house for final draft.

In order to engaging with communities and reviving civil Society for a change . Remember the past without staying in the past ,  “A common day of mourning” for all Srilankans,  who  could  practice  it according to their religious rights & culture.

Healing the pains of war both physical and emotional, especially  for those who were killed, abducted, missing, tortured, disabled,  displaced, resettled, traumatized,  also widows,  and orphans, etc.

Restoring the experience of justice , by freedom  of expression  about their  past injustice without dwelling in the past,  conduct local dialogues on LLRC  recommendation and  air the people view to Politicians and  Rulers .  Implementation of LLRC  recommendations  as soon as possible.

Engaging with Government without waiting for the government as the source of change, by strengthening the present civil societies, religious groups who work for peace & reconciliation. Create an atmosphere where deep democracy be engendered that goes beyond voting for politicians.

Providing resources for living, maximum use of resources to delivered to local communities in need. Equal distribution of resources to all Srilankans without any bias,  emphasis free & meaningful  job oriented education to all without any barriers and  cut outs marks.  

Providing resources for dissemination and cross- communication, allow media freedom with genuine restriction on country security. Publish positive case studies, conduct  inter dialogue, exchange visits,  free communication between communities of different ethnic and religious backgrounds.  All Govt , NGO and  Politicians adopt “Do no harm’ concept.,

Developing education for a change, in cooperate Peace & Reconciliation in the students curriculum, Think of Mixed schools for Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims, same as Universities , Technical college and  Teachers training institution.in our country. Think of mixed schools for gender into the centre of education.

People are the strength of the country as such strengthen the available, premetive Village civil societies, (example coated as Veda community) reinvigorate fractured civil societies. Give a solid hope to the broken communities or who have lost their communities be given hope. Maintain a united future while continuing to recognize and respect deep individual cultural differences .

Similarly Diaspora Lanka in Australia who work for Relief, Rehabilitation, Reintegration & Reconciliation in Mannmar since last eight months have developed a meaningful project to Mannar Urban council  by the people ,to the people  and  for the people  in consultation with the Uurban Development Council

The initiative taken by the team of Diaspora Lanka , headed by Mr Jeremy Liyanage was  highly appreciated by the all civil societies  in Mannar , the Members of Mannar Urban Council, Religious Leaders  and the  Local politicians .

 

Mr.Peter Sinclair,                                                                                                     

Freelance Project Consultant & Trainer,

 

 

 

 

 

மன்னார் பிரஜைகள் குழுவின் மனிதநேய பணிகள்

மன்னார் பிரஜைகள் குழுவின் மனிதநேய பணிகள்.

கடந்த யுத்தத்தினால்     இடம்பெயர்ந்த பல்லாயிரக்கணக்கான மக்கள் தமது உடமைகளை இழந்து, உரிமைகளை இழந்து, முக்கிய ஆவணங்களை இழந்து, பெரிதும் கஷ்டப்படுவதை உணர்ந்த மன்னார் பிரஜைகள் குழு கடந்த
ஆறு மாதங்களாக துயர் துடைப்பு பணிகளில் ஈடுபட்டு வந்தது.

இதனடிப்படையில் 12 வலுவூட்டல் பயிற்சிகள் கீழ்க்கண்ட இடங்களில் நடைபெற்று வந்தது. பாலப்பெருமாள்கட்டு, சன்னார், இரனை இலுப்பைக்குளம், குஞ்சிக்குளம், தலைமன்னார், பாப்பாமோட்டை, மடுவீதி, கூராய், பெரியபண்டிவிரிச்சான், அடம்பன், முள்ளிக்குளம், கன்னாட்டிää

இதில் 350 மேற்பட்ட மாதர்சங்கங்கள், கிராமிய அமைப்புக்கள், ஊனமுற்றோர், சிறையில் இருந்து மீண்டோர், குடும்ப உறவினரை இழந்த உறுப்பினர்கள், போன்றோர் கலந்து பயன்பெற்றனர்.

மேலும் முக்கிய ஆவணங்களை பெறுவதற்காக ஆறு நடமாடும் சேவையும், மன்னார் அரச அதிபர், உதவி அரசாங்க அதிபர், மாவட்ட பதிவாளர், போன்றோரின் உதவியுடன் கீழ்க்கண்ட இடங்களில் நடைபெற்றது. ஆண்டாங்குளம், கள்ளியடி, இரனை இலுப்பைக்குளம், தலைமன்னார், மடுவீதி, வெள்ளாங்குளம்ää

இதன்மூலம் 1,416 பொதுமக்கள் தமது முக்கிய ஆவணங்களான இறப்பு, பிறப்பு, திருமணம் ஆகிய அத்தாட்ச்சிப் பத்திரங்களுக்கு  விண்ணப்பித்து 52மூ ஆவணங்கள் கிடைக்கப்பெற்றும் 31மூ மானோருக்கு பதிவுகள் இல்லை என பதில் கடிதம் வந்துள்ளது, இவர்கள் தமது பகுதி பிரதேச செயலாளர் மூலமும், மாவட்ட பதிவாளர் மூலமும், மீண்டும் விண்ணப்பித்து புதிய பதிவுகளை மேற்கொள்ளுமாறு பிரஜைகள் குழு திட்ட உத்தியோகத்தர் அறியத் தருகின்றார்.

மேலும் நடமாடும் சேவையின் மூலம் 30 ற்கு மேற்பட்ட காலங்கடந்த திருமணங்களும், 14 ற்கு மேற்பட்ட காலங்கடந்த பிறப்புக்களும், பதிவு செய்யப்பட்டமை குறிப்பிடத்தக்கமை.

இத்திட்டத்திற்கு உதவி வழங்கிய சகல பாடசாலை அதிபர்களுக்கும், அரச உத்தியோகத்தர்களுக்கும், பிரஜைகள் குழு நன்றியைத் தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கின்றது.
தகவல்

திரு, சின்கிலேயர் பீற்றர்,
திட்ட உத்தியோகத்தர்.
                                  

Mannar Urban Development Authority

Mannari Marumalarchi Forum

Mannar Urban Development AuthorityMANNAR MARUMALARCH FORUM MET ON 8-6-12 AT THE TOWN HALL U C
CONFERENCE ROOM TO REVIEW THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BASIC PLAN
FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

MR.JEREMY LIYANAGA, THE D S MANNAR MRS. STANLEY DE MEL , THE VICE
CHAIRMAN U C . MR JAMESTHE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, FROM KACHCHERI
, THE ACLG MR.THURAM. AST DIRECTORS OF PLANNING, TWO U C COUNCIL
MEMBERS, JEREMY WORKING TEAM YOUTHS, GATHERED TO REVIEW THE U D A PLAN.

WE HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE MORE CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING SESSION TO BE
CONDUCTED TO HEADS OF DEPT, TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS , AND SUB COMMITTEE
GROUP MEMBERS & MAKE THEM MORE EXPERTISE ON TOWN DEVELOPMENT PLANNING.

ON 9-6-12 TWO EXPERTS FROM COLOMBO GAVE A FULL DAY TRAINING AT THE
TOWN HALL., IT WAS ATTENDED BY GOOD NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.

ENCLOSED FEW PHOTOS OF THE U.C. PREPARATORY MEETING

[Source: Sinclair, MANNAR.]

மன்னார் நகர அபிவிருத்தி திட்டமிடல் கூட்டம்

மன்னார் நகர அபிவிருத்தி திட்டமிடல் கூட்டம்

மன்னார் நகர அபிவிருத்தி திட்டமிடல் கூட்டம்Today 25-05-2012 at the Mannar Town Council auditorium, There was a Friendly discussion among Mannari Marumalarchi Executive members,Colombo Urban Development Authority members, Mannar UC Hon Chairman and members, Armed forces representatives, Dept Higher officials, NGO representatives etc.

We are glad now Mannar UC is having a master plan to develop the Mannar UC area, which was drafted by UDA Colombo in consultation with the Dept heads, now this blue print will have to get approve with modification by U C & Once it approved the U C could find fund from various sources for their developments. . Diaspora Srilankan in Australia headed by Veteran Mr.Jeremy Liyanaga assisted by University lectures , Architects , UDA consultants, have a plan to the U C in 12 sectors Both plans could be discuss and the best for the people should be accepted.

The most important issues are drainage system to Mannar island, as our Islands is merely one meter mean sea level, Sea erosion is very frequent,

Widening of roads and trunk rds via sea shore, Change of Bus stand and Private bus stand to closer to Railway station inorder to ease the congestion of traffic. Average five deaths are taking place per month due to motorcycle, Auto, Canter heavy vehicle Private ,buses accident in Mannar.

Water, Electricity, Telecom system to be improved, Super market complex, All govt sectors under one roof to cater the public needs. Encourage Tourist attraction, Madhu church,Alli Rani kottai, Baopok tree, Boat ride, Beach park, Thiruktheswaram Temple, Rehabilitation of Fort, Thalimannar bridge, Light house, Giant tank fona & flora view, Jungle safari. Dip in sea to view the sea corals, & color fish aquarium, Birds sanctuary,etc.

Development of Fisheries & Agricultural sectors, construct O B M repair shop, garment factory are some of the most matters that had been discussed. At the end Mr. James Vice Chairman did the vote of thanks & on behalf of the audience Mr. Peter Sinclair thanked Colombo UDA members, Chairmen & members of UC, Dept Heads, other higher Official for the opportunity given to initiate to draft a good master plan for Mannar.

Narrated by Peter Sinclair,