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Sports and Physical Fitness Week Commences

Under the instruction of His Excellency the President on a proposal made by the Minister of Sports and the Ministry of the Sports the Government has announced “A Sports and Physical Fitness Week “  From 25th to 30th of January and the 30th January as the “Sports and Physical Fitness day” by a Special Circular.

On 25th, the inaugural day of the above national programme the secretary to the Minisrty of Disaster Management,Mr.S.S.Miyanawala and the additional secretary, Mrs.Wasantha Samaraweera engaged in Physical Fitness exercises with all the members of Staff of the Ministry, Disaster Management Centre and National Disaster Relief Services Centre.     

 

 

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The Road to Reconciliation 4 Overcoming constrictions and tyranny

Rajiva Wijesinha

One reason why I suspect reconciliation will be easier in Sri Lanka than in many places that have suffered conflict is the level of suffering inflicted by the LTTE on the Tamil people. There was also an extraordinary hierarchical system, which gave great advantages to the privileged whilst the others had to serve them unquestioningly.

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The Road to Reconciliation 3 Civil Military Liaison – the key to social progress

Rajiva Wijesinha

In the long hard haul that the process of resettlement has entailed, perhaps the most remarkable factor is the role played by the military. After the enormous effort involved in defeating the LTTE, there was no respite for the soldiers. Instead they have continued to work at a level of intensity that is sadly not recognized.

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The Road to Reconciliation 2 Stability and Confidence for Revitalization

Rajiva Wijesinha

The process of resettlement is proceeding apace now, with well over 120,000 persons having gone back to locations in the Northern Province. Of these the more complex returns were to areas previously under the control of the LTTE in sections of Mannar and Vavuniya and in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.

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The Road to Reconciliation 1 Investment and Education for development

Expanded version of the speech of Prof Rajiva Wijesinha at the BizPact Investment Forum, Public Library Jaffna, January 6th 2010

Let me begin by thanking the Business for Peace Alliance for allowing me to address this third panel of your Investment Forum here in Jaffna. I should note that I feel under somewhat false pretences in talking to you about investment opportunities and operational support, because I am not a businessman, and this is the area of expertise of the Board of Investment, Banks like the Sanasa Bank, the Employers Federation, and other purveyors of prosperity.

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