Sources and Resources for “Patching Up Paradise”

Worldwatch Institute, Disasters and Peacemaking project, Sri Lanka tab:

Photos: -- Sri Lanka set.


K.M. de Silva, Reaping the Whirlwind. Ethnic Conflict, Ethnic Politics in Sri Lanka (New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 1999),

Peace and Conflict Analysis

International Crisis Group, Sri Lanka: The Failure of the Peace Process, Asia Report No. 124 (Colombo and Brussels: 28 November 2006).

Jonathan Goodhand and Bart Klem, with Dilrukshi Fonseka, S.I. Keethaponcalan, and Shonali Sardesai, Aid, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka, 2000–2005 (Colombo: Asia Foundation, August 2005).

Centre for Policy Alternatives (Colombo), Peace Confidence Index (February 2007), at, and War, Peace and Governance in Sri Lanka: Overview and Trends 2006 (January 2007), at

National Peace Council of Sri Lanka,

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission,

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, “Dysfunctional Democracy and the Dirty War in Sri Lanka,” Asia Pacific Issues, No. 52 (Honolulu: East-West Center, May 2001).

Human Rights and Refugees

International Crisis Group, Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Crisis, Asia Report No.135 (Colombo and Brussels: 14 June 2007), at

Human Rights Watch Sri Lanka page,

Amnesty International Sri Lanka page,

UNHCR Sri Lanka office,

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Sri Lanka country page,

Post-Tsunami Reports

Post-Tsunami Recovery and Reconstruction, Joint Report of the Government of Sri Lanka and Development Partners (Colombo: December 2006). Available on Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) Web site, at

Office of the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, Sri Lanka country page,

Mandeep Kaur Grewal, Approaches to Equity in Post-Tsunami Assistance. Sri Lanka: A Case Study, commissioned by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery (New York: November 2006).

Tsunami Evaluation Coalition,

Disasters, Humanitarianism, and Development:

IRIN News, Sri Lanka Country Page,

ReliefWeb, Sri Lanka Country Page,

UNDP Sri Lanka Page,

UNDP, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Sri Lanka,

World Bank Sri Lanka Page,,,contentMDK:20889265~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:223547,00.html.


Sewalanka Foundation,


Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies,

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) in Sri Lanka,

PBS, “RX for Survival: The Story of BRAC,”, and (Short videos about the origins and general work of the BRAC).