This comprehensive archive of content related to the UNF – LTTE peace process in Sri Lanka contains:
- Every single Royal Norwegian Government Press Release at the end of the 6 sessions of talks between the GoSL and the LTTE
- Records of meetings by the sub-committees set up during the process (e.g. SIHRN)
- Documents related to the North-East Reconstruction Fund (NERF)
- Documents on the Oslo Donor conference
- The RRR Framework
- SLMM statements
- Human rights concerns and the appointment of Ian Martin and HR advisor
- Various statements by donors and the International Community
- Proposals by the Government and Counter-Proposals by the LTTE on the ISGA
- Documents related to LTTE pull out from the peace talks
- Some academic papers related that analyse the peace process
- Various statements and letters of politicians, the President and other political parties
And a whole lot more! Far as I know, there’s nothing comparable on the web that pulls in all these sources into a single archive.
Download the archive here
The Regaining Sri Lanka Framework was proposed by the United National Front Government in 2003 as a means through which economic development in some key sectors could augment the nascent peace process at the time.
As the PM at the time, Ranil Wickremesinghe noted:
Economic re-construction and development, particularly of the areas devastated by war will be a deciding factor in sustaining the momentum of political negotiations. Development is part of the healing process in a wounded, divided society. Development is underpinning peace in Sri Lanka. Peace will sustain development. The two processes of peace and development have become inextricably inter-twined and inter-related.
They form the core of our vision of ‘Regaining Sri Lanka’ which provides the foundation for the restoration of growth and development of the economy.
The link to the website no longer works and there’s no complete record of the RSL documents I could easily find on the web – unsurprisingly, not even on the SCOPP website.
This archive contains ALL the sections of the Regaining Sri Lanka framework and also contains an earlier draft of the framework that wasn’t at the time made public.
Download the file from here.