Blog Articles

Explore a variety of opinion pieces that discuss topics revelevant to reconciliation and social cohesion in Sri Lanka as well as the Sri Lanka Barometer effort as such.

Mar 12, 2024

Capturing “Herspectives”: Amplifying Women’s Voices on Reconciliation and Social Cohesion

Sri Lanka Barometer

This blog captures the key discussion points from SLB's women's discussion forum "Herspectives", held on 29th February 2024 to amplify women's voices and understand gendered perspectives on reconciliation and social cohesion in Sri Lanka.

Jan 31, 2024

Remembrance and Reconciliation: Memorials as Healing Therapy and Coping Mechanism for Preventing Future Tragedies

Lughadarini Yogaraja

This blog provides an introduction to memorialisation, covering the aspects of memorials, symbolism, and historical narratives, and gives an overview of the memorialisation landscape in Sri Lanka.

Jan 10, 2024

Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: A Legal Perspective

Geilee Skandakumar

This blog gives an introduction to reconciliation in Sri Lanka from a legal perspective, highlighting the importance of a comprehensive approach that includes constitutional reforms, transitional justice mechanisms, international legal standards, land rights, and community participation.

Dec 15, 2023

Stepping towards Reconciliation: A Volunteer's Experience

Senuka Jayakody

In this blog, a volunteer from the Sri Lanka Barometer Travelling Exhibit in Colombo shares his volunteer experience and how this experience enhanced his understanding of reconciliation.

Dec 8, 2023

Reconciliation: A Prerequisite for Progress or a Remnant from the Past?

Sri Lanka Barometer

This blog summarises key discussion points from the SLB discussion forum held on 28 November 2023 at the University of Colombo, titled: Reconciliation: A Prerequisite for Progress or a Remnant from the Past? Applying an Interdisciplinary Lens to the Reconciliation Debate.

Oct 15, 2023

A Thoughtful Encounter at the SLB Travelling Exhibit

Natasha Palansuriya

This blog describes an encounter between a Sinhala Buddhist monk and a Tamil priest as they explore and discuss the Sri Lanka Barometer findings at the travelling exhibit in Batticaloa in September 2023.