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After the Bonfire: Reconciliation Post Conflict
Sat 12 November 2016, 09:30 – 16:30 GMT
A conference to mark the 20th anniversary of UK-Sri Lanka Trauma Group (UK-SLTG)
Dr Shamil Wanigaratne and Professor Athula Sumathipala
Co-founders, the UK-Sri Lanka Trauma Group
Christine Bacon Playwrite, writer of the Island Nation
Stephen Champion (via Skype)
Former BBC correspondent for Sri Lanka, Author of Still Counting the Dead &ProgrammeCoordinator for the InternationalTruth & Justice Project
Dr Anula Nikapota
Emeritus Consultant Child Psychiatrist
Veteran & Senior Advisor for Nordic Crisis Management AS
Professor Daya Somasundaram
Senior Professor of Psychiatry,University of Jaffna
Professor Rachel Tribe
Professor of Applied Psychological Practice, University of East London
Senior Technical Officer, Samutthana
The conference aims to look at diverse examples of reconciliation across the world and across different disciplines of health, politics, arts and journalism. The conference will include keynote speakers as well as interactive workshops exploring themes of policy and justice as well as real life examples of reconciliation in action, presented through different interactive workshops
The UKSLTG is a charity dedicated to mental health development and capacity building in Sri Lanka. The charity was formed by a group of expatriate Sri Lankan and British mental health professionals who came together in 1996 to find a working partnership with professionals in Sri Lanka to respond to the war related trauma in the country.
The group registered as a UK Charity in 1999. Initially the group worked on raising awareness about the psychological impact of trauma in Sri Lanka though conferences and workshops. Following the tsunami in 2004, with the support from King’s College London and a grant from CAFOD our Sri Lankan partner organisation, Samutthana (The King’s College London Resource Centre for Trauma, Displacement and Mental Health) was developed. Through Samutthana, the UKSLTG volunteers work all over the country to promote mental health awareness, skills training and policy development as well as peace building and conflict resolution.
More recently, three members of the UK-SLTG have been invited to be part of a Presidential Task for Psychosocial Wellbeing under the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation. We therefore have more opportunity for influencing Sri Lankan policy, which has led to the theme of our upcoming conference, “After the Bonfire: Reconciliation Post Conflict”.
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Wolfson Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience,
16 De Crespigny Park