A PEACE PLAN FOR SRI LANKA
©2008 Dr Romesh SenewiratneSteps to pursue for a lasting peace in Sri Lanka:1.
Introduction of trilingual education (Sinhalese, Tamil and English) inprimary schools and secondary schools throughout Sri Lanka.2.
Reforms ensuring redistribution of wealth to needy citizens.3.
Establishment of higher minimum wage.4.
Submissions for new Bill of Rights ensuring cultural and linguistic rightsfor minorities.5.
Abolition of the „Sinhala Only Act‟.
Abolition of „Prevention of Terrorism Act‟.
Arrest of those involved in war crimes in Sri Lanka (1982-2008),including relevant commanding officers of GOSL (Government of SriLanka) and LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam).8.
Prosecution of those involved in war crimes in Sri Lanka (1983-2008).9.
Public investigation and public disclosure of all arms deals made byGovernment of Sri Lanka (1983-2008).10.
Public investigation and public disclosure of all arms deals made byLTTE (1983-2008).11.
University-based research and education programs studying specifichealth, environmental and economic problems in Sri Lanka.12.
Focus on trilingual and multilingual competence in universities,especially in medical education, legal studies, history and politics.13.
Retraining of medical profession and health-care workers into peace-timemedical care.14.
Building of cyclotron facility in Sri Lanka for provision of necessarymedical nuclear isotopes.15.
Devolution of funds for education, social services and health to rural andperipheral regions with corresponding strengthening of local governmentinfrastructure.16.
Integration of existing public University system with focus of development of non-divisive educational practices, includingpropaganda-free education in science, politics, law, economics and thearts with opportunities for trilingual tertiary education in all courses.17.
New University-based publication and promotion infrastructure tomarket, locally and internationally, local literature, music, art, scienceand technology, historical and anthropological studies, medicine andother areas of study in English, Singhalese, Tamil and Sanskrit.