Sri Lanka Reports

Discussion Paper 2 – Challenges and Opportunities for Memorialisation in Sri Lanka

This discussion paper on memorialisation, its challenges, and opportunities in Sri Lanka, is based on the interim findings and experiences of the Community Memorialisation Project on the ground. It was submitted to The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, appointed by the Prime Minister on the 26th of January 2016, mandated with consulting members of the public on the processes and mechanisms for reconciliation in Sri Lanka to seek truth and justice ensure accountability for human rights violations and provide measures for redress.

As part of the Community Memorialisation Project, this series of notes, papers, and toolkits authored by various practitioners is meant for researchers, cultural activists, and policy makers to better understand challenges and opportunities for using memorialisation in post-conflict contexts.