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HEALING THE WOUNDS OF YOUNG TIGERS: A STUDY ON DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION IN POST-WAR SRI LANKA

Karlsson, Marina LU (2012) MIDM71 20121
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The purpose of this paper was to understand post-war Sri Lanka. For about thirty years there was a raging armed conflict in Sri Lanka between the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The war ended in 2009 and left behind clusters of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)and child recruits; unforcibly or forcefully recruited by the LTTE. The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) was accused for mistreating IDPs and beneficiaries of the post-war disarmament demobilization and rentegration (DDR) programmes implemented to rehabilitate and reintegrate former LTTE cadres. This thesis was concerned about understanding the structures and the agenda of the DDR initiatives and to look into challenges of implementation of DDR... (More)
The purpose of this paper was to understand post-war Sri Lanka. For about thirty years there was a raging armed conflict in Sri Lanka between the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The war ended in 2009 and left behind clusters of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)and child recruits; unforcibly or forcefully recruited by the LTTE. The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) was accused for mistreating IDPs and beneficiaries of the post-war disarmament demobilization and rentegration (DDR) programmes implemented to rehabilitate and reintegrate former LTTE cadres. This thesis was concerned about understanding the structures and the agenda of the DDR initiatives and to look into challenges of implementation of DDR initiatives. This study has concealed a number of ideational structures to have affected the governmentality behind the Sri Lankan DDR initiative. This study has identified a number of external and non-state actors to have influenced events and agendas in Sri Lanka. The GoSL, external and non-state actors together have provided care for the war affected children. post-war structures has aggregated old and created new grievances, hence to conclude, this study argues that these grievances must be addressed in order for the country to achieve reconciliaation and lasting peace. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Marina LU
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organization
course
MIDM71 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Rehabilitation, Children, DDR, Sri Lanka, Post-war
language
English
id
2544531
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2012-07-02 15:39:03
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2012-08-07 09:24:17
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper was to understand post-war Sri Lanka. For about thirty years there was a raging armed conflict in Sri Lanka between the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The war ended in 2009 and left behind clusters of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)and child recruits; unforcibly or forcefully recruited by the LTTE. The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) was accused for mistreating IDPs and beneficiaries of the post-war disarmament demobilization and rentegration (DDR) programmes implemented to rehabilitate and reintegrate former LTTE cadres. This thesis was concerned about understanding the structures and the agenda of the DDR initiatives and to look into challenges of implementation of DDR initiatives. This study has concealed a number of ideational structures to have affected the governmentality behind the Sri Lankan DDR initiative. This study has identified a number of external and non-state actors to have influenced events and agendas in Sri Lanka. The GoSL, external and non-state actors together have provided care for the war affected children. post-war structures has aggregated old and created new grievances, hence to conclude, this study argues that these grievances must be addressed in order for the country to achieve reconciliaation and lasting peace.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Marina},
  keyword      = {Rehabilitation,Children,DDR,Sri Lanka,Post-war},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {HEALING THE WOUNDS OF YOUNG TIGERS: A STUDY ON DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION IN POST-WAR SRI LANKA},
  year         = {2012},
}