Media in Sri Lanka

For over three years, I have discussed media and conflict resolution at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) in Colombo in classes with high-ranking officers in active service from the intelligence community, Police, Army, Navy and Air Force as well as staff from NGOs, university students and ordinary citizens. My fundamental emphasis in these … Continue reading Media in Sri Lanka

A new media

There are three worlds in Sri Lanka defined by Sinhala, Tamil and English media. Consume only Sinhala or Tamil media and the construct of Sri Lanka is framed by lens so deeply ethnicised that ‘Other’ communities often cease to exist. This trend towards the essentially ethnic is particularly evident in heightened conflict – now and … Continue reading A new media

Speech on Media and Peacebuilding at Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) – July 2005, United Nations in New York

·      On behalf of the organizers & the ECCP, let me welcome you all to this conference and the working group on peace media. Thank you for participating at this conference and working group in particular.·      I am joined in the facilitation of this working group by Sandra Malone from the Search for Common Ground … Continue reading Speech on Media and Peacebuilding at Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) – July 2005, United Nations in New York