project on internal displacement

Research Paper
By Danesh Jayatilaka and Dr. Kopalapillai Amirthalingam
April 2015
Four Case Studies
The below four small case studies conducted for this desk research corroborate the literature and illustrate some of the issues women recurrently face due to conflict-induced … Read More


ICES Research Paper No. 14
By Annelies Goger and Kanchana N. Ruwanpura
October 2014
This paper examines new garment factories in the former conflict areas in the North and East of Sri Lanka to elucidate the role of capital in the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to rebuild the nation following a longstanding … Read More


ICES Research Paper No. 12
By Charan Rainford
June 2014
In the aftermath of military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in May 2009, the government has embarked on exclusive economic development programmes … Read More


In the aftermath of protracted civil conflicts, as in Sri Lanka’s case, truth and reconciliation processes have come to be accepted as the normal process forward to… Read More

Women livelihoods

Poverty levels among women in the war-affected Northern Province are among the highest in the country. Since the end of the war in 2009, there have been several initiatives by the Government, the non-governmental and… Read More

Through research, dialogue, education, and community interventions, this project will enhance understanding between and amongst different religious groups in Sri Lanka … Read More


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Founded by Regi Siriwardena in 1984 as The Thatched Patio, Nethra (renamed in 1994)has aligned itself with the academic research that ICES has carried out over the years. This year, ICES is reviving Nethra as a blog…Read More