Youth, Peace and Security in Sri Lanka

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Drawing on consultations with a sample of youth that took place from April to July 2017 in four provinces of Sri Lanka—that is, in the West, East, North and South: namely, Colombo, Batticaloa, Kilinochchi, and Matara, this YPS study aims to: (i) generate an understanding of the meaning of peace and security to youth in Sri Lanka; (ii) identify the obstacles and challenges faced by youth in peacebuilding efforts; and, (iii) recommends measures at the community, national, and international levels to create an optimal environment in which youth can thrive in peacebuilding. This report reflects the views of the youth participants to these consultations.


Karim Farishta, Leyla Radjai

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