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After War Comes Peace, Not Prosperity

By Amantha Perera

COLOMBO, Feb 12 2014 (IPS) - Sri Lanka’s war-battered Northern Province had reason to celebrate when the results of a countrywide exam were announced last December. Of the 16,604 students from the province who sat for the exam, 63.8 percent secured the required marks for entry into prestigious national universities.

It was a spectacular performance for a region wrecked by three decades of sectarian conflict that ended in May 2009 with a military offensive. The region has endured a tedious reconstruction effort since then.

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Why Sri Lankan children in north drop out

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IRIN

COLOMBO, 7 February 2014 (IRIN) - Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern over an increasing number of reports that children are dropping out of school in the conflict-affected north, where economic pressure and poor prospects are creating conditions that could have negative consequences for the future development of the region.

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Sri Lanka Minimum Standards for Education

This document follows the organisation of the INEE Minimum Standards: the five domains and their correlating standards. The section for each standard includes the text of the original INEE Minimum Standards, and then contextualised guidance on how to interpret the global standard in the Sri Lanka context.

Users are encouraged to refer to the original 2010 English edition of the INEE Minimum Standards for further details and guidance.

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Sri Lankan schoolchildren miss out on sanitation gains

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IRIN

COLOMBO/KATHMANDU, 28 October 2013 (IRIN) - Nearly one million schoolchildren - about a third of the school-age population in Sri Lanka - do not have safe sanitation, despite the island’s overall sanitation coverage reaching near 89 percent of the population.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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GIZ And WFP Partner To Assist School Children In Northern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – Nearly 170 schools in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu in Northern Sri Lanka have received new kitchen utensils, bowls and spoons from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to supplement the school meals programmes implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The grant of Sri Lankan Rupees 2.4 million (US$ 18,200) is part of GIZ’s efforts to help reintegrate internally displaced people in the Vanni Region, and will benefit more than 32,000 children.

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Support for internally displaced people Emergency appeal n° MDRLK002 Operations Update n° 13

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 December 2012 to 31 May 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 23.3 million.

Appeal coverage: 45 per cent based on current revised appeal budget.

Appeal history:

  • Emergency Appeal: This was initially launched on 12 April 2010 for CHF 3.6 million as a preliminary basis to support 5,000 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka for 24 months.

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Out-Of-School Children in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 25 June 2013 – Sri Lanka has made tremendous progress in getting children into school. Due to a policy to universalize primary education over seventy years ago, 98 per cent of children enrolled in grade one now reach grade five, the final grade of primary school.

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6,000 primary and secondary schools to be developed

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has announced the launch of child-friendly schools programme to minimise the competition to admit children to popular schools and also to provide them with a quality education after developing material resources and other facilities in schools.

This is a further step in improving Sri Lanka’s education the level of which the UN’s Human Resources Report has recognized as being among the highest in Asia.

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President pledges safe drinking water to rural communities

President Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday said the government has correctly understood the needs of the people in rural areas and promised to provide safe drinking water for the rural communities in the country.

He said the government has given priority to improve the quality of water and sanitation provided to the rural masses and is working on several water supply sanitation projects.

The President made this pledge at a function held to distribute 108 housing units to public at Thuruithurugama in Katukeliyawa, Anuradhapura.

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Japan Supports Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in Conflict Affected Areas in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka through UN-Habitat

The Government of Japan is extending financial contribution amounting to 345 million Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 4 million) through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)for the “Project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in the Conflict Affected Areas in Northern Province”. The signing of the Exchange of Notes between H.E. Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka andMr.

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School’s in at Kilinochchi

Damage to schools is one of the most devastating effects of conflict. It destroys not only a familiar and important part of the local community, but can affect children’s educational experience and outcomes for many years.

When the school at Kilinochchi, in Sri Lanka’s north, re-opened in 2010 only 36 students returned. The school had been badly damaged in the conflict and none of the school buildings were safe for use. Students took their classes in temporary shelters and under the trees.

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ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Assistance to Flood Affected – LKA131

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ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$163,204

Geneva, 13 February 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Heavy rains have been falling in parts of Sri Lanka since 18 December 2012, causing flash floods, landslides and overflowing of water storage tanks. Many of the areas affected by these storms were still recovering from previous heavy rains last year.

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Wanni resettled gets more assistance

On par with the 65th National Independence Day celebrations Sri Lanka Army donated gift packs worth one million rupees to the people in Kelebogaswewa in Wanni at a function held in this regard on 03rd February.

About 100 families were gifted with packs of dry ration during the function. More than 150 school children in the area were presented with gift packs including school bags, exercise books, school shoes and other schooling needs.

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Joint Humanitarian and Early Recovery Update, Sri Lanka, November -December 2012, Report#48

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS

Returns and displacement

By the end of December 2012, 467,533 people (140,725 families) had returned to the Northern Province. This figure includes 267,865 people (80,292 families) displaced after April 2008 and 199,668 people (55,273 families) displaced before April 2008 1 .

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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CARE responds to recent floods and landslides

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CARE

CARE is currently responding to the series of floods which have occurred across Sri Lanka over the past weeks. Heavy rainfall began around the 18th of December in several districts of the country, causing floods and landslides which have affected an estimated 380’000 people and damaged over 31’000 homes. For the affected regions in eastern and northern Sri Lanka this latest crisis has meant a grim end to an already difficult year: a ten-month drought began in February and lasted through much of 2012, and in early November Cyclone Nisha displaced almost 20’000 people.

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Schools reborn on former minefields

Hundreds of children have returned to schools in the war-torn region of Puthukudiyiruppu in northern Sri Lanka.

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Conclusions on the situation of children and armed conflict in Sri Lanka (S/AC.51/2012/3)

Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

  1. At its 33rd meeting, on 31 May 2012, the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict examined the fourth report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Sri Lanka (S/2011/793), covering the period from 1 February 2009 to 30 June 2011, which was introduced by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. A representative of the Government of Sri Lanka to the United Nations also addressed the Working Group.

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Support for internally displaced people Emergency appeal n° MDRLK002 Operations Update n° 12

Period covered by this Ops Update: 13 April to 30 November 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 23.3 million

Appeal coverage: 35 per cent based on current revised appeal budget

Appeal history:

· Emergency Appeal: This was initially launched on 12 April 2010 for CHF 3.6 million as a preliminary basis to support 5,000 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka for 24 months.

· Revised Emergency Appeal: This was launched on 8 July 2011 for CHF 6.1 million to support to assist 7,000 families (35,000 people) for 36 months.

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Support for education in Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has confirmed Australia’s continuing support for education in Sri Lanka during a three-day visit to Colombo.

Senator Carr took time out from discussions with the Sri Lankan Government to visit a local school and see firsthand the good that the focus on education is doing in the country.

Australia has committed $34 million to the Sri Lanka Government’s five-year education sector plan to improve the quality of primary and secondary education, reduce regional imbalances in access to state education and promote social cohesion throughout Sri Lanka.

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Australia-Sri Lanka talks: Four-point plan to fight people smuggling

Media release

17 December 2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced a four-point plan to fight people-smuggling – to be discussed with Sri Lankan government and naval authorities and including increased on-water co-operation, intelligence sharing and reducing incentives for smuggling ventures.

Senator Carr is in Colombo for the inaugural Joint Working Group on People Smuggling and Transnational Crime, chaired by Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.