Healing the Wounds: Rebuilding Sri Lanka After the War
Dhammika Herath & Kalinga Tudor Silva
Rebuilding the war-ravaged communities in Sri Lanka and healing the conflict survivors who continue to suffer from the wounds of the war present a major challenge for Sri Lankan society as it embarks on post-war reconstruction. While considerable progress has already been made regarding resettlements of IDPs and rebuilding physical infrastructure, corresponding efforts to rebuild the communities and heal the social and emotional wounds of the war have been lacking. Based on research conducted among the affected populations, this volume makes a strong a case for addressing the root causes of the war and rebuilding the war-torn communities with a view of achieving demilitarization, sustainable peace and human development.