Sunday, August 05, 2007

(ஸ்ரீலாங்கா) Sri Lanka:Paradox in Paradise

ஸ்ரீலாங்கா:முரண்பட்டதுபோல்தாம் புரியும், ஆனால் உண்மைக்கூற்று(!!!???) சொர்க்க புரியில்.

ன்பு வாசகர்களே,வணக்கம்.
இந்தக் காலம் மிக நேர்த்தியாகக் கால்களை நாம் வைக்கும் காலமாக இருக்கிறது.அது எந்த முன்னெடுப்புக்கும் பொருத்தமாகவே இருக்கிறது.

இலங்கை இனப் பிரச்சனையில் இந்த என்.ஜீ.ஓ. வைத்திருக்கும் முகம் பாரிய ஏமாற்று வித்தயைக்கொண்டிருக்கிறது.அதன் முன்னெடுப்புகள்,விமர்சனங்களுக்குத் தோதாகப் பல தமிழ்ப் பேராசிரியர்கள் தமது பங்களிப்பைச் செய்கிறார்கள்.அவர்களில் முக்கியமானவர் நமது சண்.

இவர் பலராலும் அறியப்பட்ட சமூவியலாளர்.எனினும், சண்முகரெத்தினத்தின் சமீககால அரசியல் விமர்சனத்துக்குரியது.அவர் ஒருவகையில் புலிகளின் அரசியலுக்கு ஐரோப்பாவில் தலைமை தாங்குபவராகவே இருப்பவர்.என்றபோதும், இன்றைய அரசியலானது தமிழரையும் அவர்களது இறைமையையும் பலாத்தகாரமாகப் பறிப்பவையாகவே இருக்கிறது.இந்தச் சூழ்நிலையில், இப்போது நடைபெற இருக்கும் இந்தக் கூட்டத்தக்கு என்.ஜீ.ஓ.வின் ஒத்துழைப்பு இருக்கிறது.இது இலங்கைப் பிரச்சனையில் அந்நிய நலன்களைக் காப்பதற்கு எடுக்கும் முயற்சிகளை நாம் அம்பலப்படுத்தும் தரணம் வருகிறது.இங்கே இது குறித்துப் பேராசியர் சி.சிவசேகரம் எச்சரிக்கையும் செய்திருக்கிறார்.

இந்த நிகழ்வில் கூடியவரை விவாதம் இடம் பெறும்.

இதற்குத் தகுதியான முறையில் ஆளுமையுடையவர்கள் கலந்து விவாதத்தைத் தமிழ் மக்களின் நலனை முன்னெடுப்பதற்கான முறையில் திசைதிருப்பியாகவேண்டும்.அதற்காக நாம் இதில் பங்குகொள்வதென்று தீர்மானித்திருக்கிறோம்.


இதனை முழுமைப்படுத்த புலம்பெயர் தமிழ்ப் புத்திஜீவிகளை தோழமையோடு அவ் நிகழ்வில் பங்கு கொள்ள அழைக்கிறோம்.

அன்புடன்;
பரமுவேலன் கருணாநந்தன்
05.08.2007




Sri Lanka:
Paradox in Paradise





Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
hiermit möchten wir Sie einladen, an der o.g. Tagung in Bad Boll teilzunehmen. Ein Programm und ein Anmeldeformular fügen wir als Anlage bei. Gern können Sie sich aber auch über das Anmeldeformular im Internet (http://www.ev-akademie-boll.de/) oder direkt per Mail (gabriele.barnhill@ev-akademie-boll.de) anmelden.

Bei Übernachtung in der Akademie in einem einfachen Doppelzimmer (Etagendusche und WC auf dem Flur) kostet, wenn Sie der Sri Lanka Diaspora angehören, die ganze Tagung einschließlich der Mahlzeiten für Sie 60,00 €, falls Sie nicht in der Akademie übernachten 25,00 € für die Mahlzeiten.

Es besteht die Möglichkeit, den Personen, die dies benötigen, eventuell einen Fahrtkostenzuschuss zu gewähren. Dieser richtet sich nach Zahl und Volumen der Nachfragen und wird während der Tagung von GEKODEM ausgezahlt.

Da wir bald einen Überblick über die Teilnehmenden haben möchten, bitten wir Sie um Ihre schnelle Anmeldung in Englisch oder Deutsch, möglichst bis 31. August 2007.



Dear ladies and gentlemen,
hereby we want to invite you to participate at our conference mentioned above in Bad Boll. A program and a registration form are enclosed. You could also use our Internet registration form (http://www.ev-akademie-boll.de/) or mail your registration directly to us (gabriele.barnhill@ev-akademie-boll.de).

If you stay in our academy overnight you’ll have to pay for full board during the weekend in a double-room (shower and WC on the floor) € 60,00, without lodging € 25,00.
There might be a possibility to get subsidies for travel costs for those persons who need it. The amount of this subsidy depends on the number and volume of the demands and will be paid during the conference.

As we’d like to know very soon how many participants we’ll have at our conference we kindly ask you to send us your registration form in English or German if possible until August 31, 2007.
If you need a visa for Germany please apply now for it at the German embassy and let us know in time in case of problems with it.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen/ Kind Regards
Reinhard Becker

Sekretariat Dr. Manfred Budzinski

Arbeitsbereich Internationale Beziehungen und Konflikte
Tel. 07164 79-217
Fax. 07164 79-5217



Venue

Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll
Akademieweg 11
73087 Bad Boll
Telefon +49 7164 79-0
Telefax +49 7164 79-440

Conference fee
Conference costs are reduced for members of Sri Lankan Diaspora because of subsidies.


Full board:

Double room 60,00 €
(Shower/WC on the floor)
Single room 81,00 €
(Shower/WC on the floor)
Without lodging
& breakfast 25,00 €

For other participants (besides Sri Lankan Diaspora)
Full board:

Double room 84,70 €
(Shower/WC on the floor)
Double room 106,70 €
(with shower/WC)
Single room 112,70 €
(Shower/WC on the floor)
Single room 134,70 €
(with shower/WC)
Without lodging,
& breakfast 46,50 €
All prices include VAT.
Registration
We kindly ask to register until
September, 05. 2007. You will receive a confirmation.

Conference number
430607
Queries
For any queries please contact: Evangelische Akademie
Bad Boll


Dr. Manfred Budzinski

Secretary: Gabriele Barnhill

Phone: +49 7164 79-233
Fax: +49 7164 79-5233
Email: gabriele.barnhill@ev-akademie-boll.de

Arrival by car:

Motorway A8 Stuttgart - Munich, Exit Aichelberg, after approx. 5 km turn right to Bad Boll, after approx. 300 m use second entry on the right to Ev. Akademie.
Arrival by train
train to Stuttgart, Germany, then change to train to Göppingen (note: NOT Göttingen, BUT Göppingen) (Stuttgart-Göppingen by train takes some 30 minutes); then take a bus from Göppingen Busstation, line 20; exit at: Reha Klinik (travel by bus takes 20 minutes), or take a taxi (price some € 20, 15 minutes drive).
Departure times bus: 17:00, 17:20 and 17:40.
Return on Sunday:13:41 and 14:21.
For more information visit our homepage: www.ev-akademie-boll.de/ agb.html



Conference leaders

Dr. Manfred Budzinski
Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll
Ranjith Henayaka-Lochbihler,
Berlin
Hedwig Held, Munich



Sri Lanka:
Paradox in Paradise


Human rights - Economy -
Freedom of press - Environment
October, 5 - 7, 2007
Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll



In co-operation with
Gesellschaft für Konfliktprävention, Demokratie und Minderheitenrechte,
e. V. (GEKODEM)
International Network of Sri Lankan Diaspora (INSD)
Sri Lanka Verein Stuttgart e. V.



War and its consequences in Sri Lanka
In the meantime it became a sad comprehension that no end can be anticipated in the ethical conflict and the warlike hassle in Sri Lanka. Any efforts for peace with the aid of the international community under the guidance of the Norwegian government are barely visible. Most supporters and actors in the process of peace are helpless and do no longer count on rapid changes. Although the UN and other committees argue for a peaceful solution, the Sri Lankan government, the LTTE and the Kurana group follow their path of war.
Human rights are spurned in Sri Lanka pretending to wage a "war against terrorists". Whoever has a heart to speak critically and frankly in public, has to face threats, aspersions, imprisonments and even murder. Dedicated journalists are imprisoned at random and more than a dozen journalists were killed by unknown culprits.
The negative environmental influences in this armed conflict usually get little attention, although the environment in Sri Lanka is heavily battered.
However those who dealt with political developments in Sri Lanka on a long term do not abandon hope. During this conference we want to discuss the current situation and the recent developments together with the Sri Lankan Diaspora and experts from Sri Lanka and Europe. We try to find solutions to resolve the problems step-by-step.
You are cordially invited to join this conference in Bad Boll. The conference language will be English with qualified translation between English, Tamil, Sinhalese.


Dr. Manfred Budzinski Hedwig Held Ranjith Henayaka-Lochbihler





Friday, October 5, 2007

18:15 Arrival

18:30 Dinner

19:30 Welcome and Introduction to the conference
Dr. Manfred Budzinski
Protestant Academy Bad Boll

Greetings

Rushika Kalubowilage
Gesellschaft für Konfliktprävention, Demokratie und
Minderheitenrechte (GEKODEM), Munich

Sivarajan Sivasamy
Member of the International Network of Sri Lankan
Diaspora (INSD), Stuttgart

20:00 Movie evening: Jana Karaliya
Multi-ethnic mobile theatre project
afterwards discussion with the director
Parakrama Niriella, Colombo

21:45 Informal get-together at Café Heuss

Saturday, October 6, 2007

08:00 Morning prayer

08:20 Breakfast

09:00 Escalation of the armed conflict and its influence on freedom of media
Sunanda Desapriya
Free Media Movement, Colombo

afterwards discussion

10:30 Coffee and Tea Break

10:45 Break down of the rule of law
Nandana Manatunga, Media Center Human Rights and Media Resource Unit, Kandy


afterwards discussion

11:30 Economical consequences on Sri Lankan society
Prof. Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam
Department of International Environment and Development studies, Oslo University, Norway


afterwards discussion

12:45 Lunch

14:00 Coffee, tea, and cake

14:30 Impacts on initiatives for peace and justice in the civil society
Sunila Abaysekara, Director of INFORM, "UN Human Rights Prize" Award 1998, Colombo


afterwards discussion

16:30 Break

16:45 Possible Co-operations between NGOs and
Diaspora in Europe (:-((((((((((((( )


Peter Bowling
International Working Group on Sri Lanka, London


Dr. Thomas Seibert
medico international, Frankfurt/M.
Opportunity for enquiries



18:00 Workgroups on Co-operation between NGOs and Diaspora

18:45 Dinner

20:00 Informal get-together accompanied by music at Café Heuss


Sunday, October 7, 2007


08:30 Breakfast

09:00 Word for the day

09:15 Struggle against poverty and adaption to the climate change in the South East of Sri Lanka

Peter Rottach

Program co-ordinator Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Stuttgart

afterwards discussion

10:30 Workgroups on Co-operation between NGOs and Diaspora (continued)

11:15 Break

11:30 Reports from the workgroups and plenary discussion with NGO members from Saturday

12:45 Lunch


End of the conference

1 comment:

srilankandiaspora said...

This Year Badboll Conference in Berlin :

Conference “Sri Lanka: Is war the only solution of the conflict?”, October 24 – 26, 2008, Johannesstift in Berlin

Is war the only solution of the conflict?
October, 24 - 26, 2008
Evangelisches Johannesstift, Berlin

In co-operation with
Gesellschaft für Konfliktprävention,
Demokratie und Minderheitenrechte,
e. V. (GEKODEM)
International Network of Sri Lankan
Diaspora (INSD)

Sri Lanka: Is war the only solution for the conflict? After the peace treaty was terminated at the beginning of 2008 by the Sri Lankan government, the military battle actions intensified themselves. Journalists and human right activists, critics of the government are pursued or “disappear”, the costs of living climb extremely, corruption and nepotism are becoming normal. With the slogan Anti terror fight, the government sets exclusively on the military solution and promises to overcome yet the LTTE finally in 2008. The LTTE on their part promises a free Tamil Eelam. In spite of these very negative developments, there is no other persistent
way as to find a political civil solution for the conflict. This conference will refer to the earlier Sri Lanka conferences in Bad Boll in order to strengthen the peace political approaches in the Sri Lankan civil society and to find support on the international level. Sri Lankan speakers report on the current situation in the country. Moreover we exchange views with international NGOS about experiences and perspectives on the conflict solution in Sri Lanka. Representatives of the German government, the EU and UN are invited in order to discuss about exits out of the muddled situation in Sri Lanka.

You are cordially invited to Berlin. The conference language will be English with qualified translation between English, Tamil and Singhalese.

Dr. Manfred Budzinski Hedwig Held Ranjith Henayaka-Lochbihler

Referenten

Sunila Abeysekara, Direktorin von INFORM, Colombo
Peter Bowling, NGO Forum, London
Mahroof Fauzer, Journalist, London
Mano Ganesan, Member of Parliament, Convener of the Civil Monitoring Commission, Colombo
Dr. Elke Löbel, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Berlin
J. C. Weliamuna, Exekutivdirektor, Transparency International, Colombo

Conference Administration

Dr. Manfred Budzinski ,Hedwig Held, Ranjith Lochbihler
Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll
To read and to make registration:

http://srilankandiasporablog.wordpress.com/insd_events/