At the first meeting of the Civil Society Partnership for Reconciliation, held at the Reconciliation Office on November 1st, it was decided to recommend projects for support from the diaspora. The following project proposal follows on the establishment of seven such Psychosocial Centres in the Northern Province. Individuals who are interested in arranging sponsorship as requested, if required through an organization, should get in touch with Pushpi Weerakoon at the Reconciliation Office (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com) to indicate interest. We cannot of course monitor or guarantee activity, but we are aware that many individuals in the diaspora, of all communities, are anxious to help their fellow Sri Lankans, and in particular those now resettled in the Wanni. Several organizations have already provided assistance, but this project will allow concerted assistance in a field requiring much support.
Members of the diaspora in New Zealand have already indicated interest in working for the establishment of such a Centre in Oddusudan. Work in other areas in Mullaitivu and Mannar and Kilinochchi is encouraged.
Project Proposal to build Psychosocial centres:
Download PDF – Project Proposal for Psychosocial Centres 3