Unique archives of post-war testimony and reporting on reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Yesterday I launched two archives on Groundviews that are unique in Sri Lanka. The blog post below, first published on Groundviews, explains the archives but what I wanted to simply ask here is why the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) itself, or mainstream media in Sri Lanka, don’t have the imagination to do this themselves? It’s not rocket science, and in fact, was proposed to the LLRC by former LMD Sri Lanka of the year Chandra Jayaratne as far back as September 2010.


Groundviews is pleased to announce the launch of two archives covering media reports on and submissions to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The archives are now live here.

At the time of the launch, there are over 220 media reports and over 100 English submissions to the LLRC featured on the site.

The archives respond to a numerous requests we got for a single-window access to this content. The content included in the archives are generated by a trusted source outside the country by going through information on the web, including the LLRC’s official website. New submissions and media reports, once sent to Groundviews, are uploaded to the archive and curated by us.

Hosting this content on Google Docs makes it a cinch for readers to search for and access the submissions and reports online, print them, download them as PDFs or subscribe to updates via RSS feeds.

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