Mihiri Ferdinando

 

Sri Lanka’s Psychosocial Counselors Look to Their Peers to Improve Care

February 15, 2017

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Two years after Sri Lankans voted to elect a new coalition government, and eight years after the bloody, three-decade long ethnic war ended, reconciliation efforts to rebuild the country are beginning to have positive, tangible impact on the daily lives of citizens, particularly in the North and East. Beyond investments in infrastructure and econom… Read more

 

The Psychological Cost of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

September 18, 2013

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On September 21, residents of Sri Lanka’s war-torn Northern Province will vote in the first provincial council elections of the region. The event is significant for the former conflict zone – the hardest-hit province in the country, scarred from 26 years of violent fighting and military rule.

 

Providing Psychosocial Services in Sri Lanka

January 13, 2010

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May 2009 marked the end of Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil conflict that left thousands dead and many more displaced from the fighting. Most of those affected, both Tamil and Sinhalese, come from the ranks of the poor. While large numbers of those displaced begin to make their way back home and the nation readies for a presidential election, much work ne… Read more