INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Sri Lanka
Compiled by Kanaka Abeygunawardana (August 2004)
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Maps of Sri Lanka
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas provides a range of maps of Sri Lanka.
A project of the OCHA, ReliefWeb have compiled a small collection of maps of Sri Lanka from various sources.
News Sources - Email Lists
Offers a series of news reports, features, and book reviews.
This UK-based news service, which works in partnership with a wide range of NGOs, has a number of recent reports on Sri Lanka, a high proportion of them relating to the conflict in the country.
Spotlight on Sri Lanka
A newsclipping service that supplies a weekly compilation of news articles about Sri Lanka from various newspapers and magazines from around the world, as well as from Sri Lanka, most of them internet-based.
Provides a weekly full text version of this Sri Lankan newspaper.
Sunday Times of Sri Lanka
Provides the full text of the weekly paper as well as searchable archives of previous editions.
Tamil Guardian International
This London-based newspaper provides a range of information including news stories, features and opinion pieces.
This news sources constantly updated using a wide range of newswire feeds. The information is also archived on the site.
National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies
Official Website of the Government of Sri Lanka
This website will provide you with the access to an archive of News which you may search.
Sri Lanka Government’s Peace Secretariat Home page
The official Website of the Sri Lankan Government's Secretariat for Co-ordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP)
External Governmental Institutions and Agencies
CIA World Factbook
The factbook provides background information on government and politics in Sri Lanka.
State Department Consular Information Sheets
These sheets include information on recent political developments and are issued regularly through the year.
You can also receive them through the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list . To subscribe, send a message containing the word "subscribe" to: email@example.com
Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom
The FCO UK (Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom) travel advisories include information on recent political developments and are issued regularly through the year.
International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
UNHCR provides a range of information on Sri Lanka
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The ICRC supplies annual reports, press releases, and up to date ICRC news on Sri Lanka.
International Financial Institutions (IFIs)
The World Bank - Sri Lanka Country Assistance Strategy (CAS)
This CAS provides the World Bank's assessment of development and poverty reduction priorities for Sri Lanka, based on the government's own strategy documents.
International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
Amnesty International has a lot of material on the theme of conflict and ethnicity in Sri Lanka. Some of its most useful and recent material includes,
Human Rights Watch
HRW has a number of publications on Sri Lanka. Each one has a summary available on-line, and full reports are available for purchase. HRW also provides a section on Sri Lanka in its World Reports.
South Asia Forum for Human Rights
Human rights, peace and democracy are the main areas of concern of the South Asia Forum for Human Rights. SAFHR set up in 1990.It is a regional public forumfor the promotion of respect for universal values of human rights. .
Swiss Peace Foundation
This site provides a list of Swiss-based organisations, resource persons and their activities related to peace in Sri Lanka. Also provides a useful reading list
This site provides a useful web directory of many political organizations in Sri Lanka.
Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors
The Association of Tamils of Eelam and Sri Lanka in the US
This site provides a range of information on Sri Lanka including links to various United Nations reports such as the Report of the UN Rapporteur on Torture (Feb 2000) and links to a range of United States government reports.
Lanka Monthly Digest
Monthly publication focusing on the business sector and the Conflict in Sri Lanka. Apart from the data and features related to the business sector there are regular articles, interviews and survey results on peace related themes. Published by Media Services (Private) Limited, 59, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences
The journal provides articles covering the range of the social sciences in relation to Sri Lanka. The site is not being updated at present.
The International Centre for Ethnic Studies
One of two centres with the same name in Sri Lanka, this one is based in Colombo. The site provides information on its work and mission statement as well as publications and a journal (with ordering information).
The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)
CPA was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that the vital contribution of civil society to the public policy debate is in need of strengthening. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.
The Social Scientists' Association (SSA)
SSA has been in research, publishing and active intervention to promote democracy and peace in Sri Lanka. SSA provides an organized forum for Sri Lankan scholars and activists in the fields of Social Science research and the advocacy of gender equity, human rights, peace and conflict resolution.
Derechos Human Rights in Sri Lanka
This site offers links to a series of comments and resolutions by the United Nations and other international bodies with a focus on human rights information.
An extensive site in support of the Tamils, with an overwhelming number of pages and links to other sites. A good resource for background information.
Friends for Peace in Sri Lanka
This Australia-based organisation seeks to bring people of all backgrounds together to work towards peace.
University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) Sri Lanka
These reports deal with several aspects pertaining to violations and are very unorthodox as human rights documents.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union
This page provides information on the Parliament and electoral system of Sri Lanka.
The Wanniyala-Aetto: Indigenous People of Sri Lanka
This site provides information on the often neglected social issue of the plight of the indigenous people in Sri Lanka.
Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements
Demanding Sacrifice: War and Negotiation in Sri Lanka
This special edition of the Accord series focuses on the peace intiatives in Sri Lanka. Published in August 1998 the report is an excellent introductory text.
Sinhalese-Tamil Relations and the Prospects for Peace With Justice in Sri Lanka.
By Professor Chelvadurai Manogaran
A paper given at the South Asia Conference on Development, Social Justice & Peace, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, July 1996. The paper deals with the issues of distinct societies in Sri Lanka, Sinhalese nationalism, and the devolution proposal and future of peace in Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan Stalemate: Going Off the Screen in the Post Cold War.
This 1999 article was written by Glynn Wood from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.