Sri Lanka in the wake of the UNHRC report and resolution, lecture and roundtable discussion – 28 October 2015

The School of Politics and International Relations would like to invite you to the following talk with Mr Erik Solheim (Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee) on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 9.30-11am in Darwin Lecture Theatre 3. All are welcome to attend, no booking necessary but do come early as seating is limited.


‘Sri-Lanka: The Roadmap to Reconciliation’

Erik Solheim was the former Norwegian Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and one of the key diplomats leading the Norwegian Peace Process (2001-2006). He has also held the combined portfolio of Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development (2007-2012). As Minister he contributed to peace processes in Sudan, Nepal, Myanmar and Burundi. He is presently Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 9.30-11am, Darwin Lecture Theatre 3

All welcome to attend. Please come early as seating is limited. More information is available at

Following the above talk there will also be a closed door roundtable discussion at 12-3pm in CNWsr8 on Wednesday 28 October on the implications of the UNHRC report (open to invitees only – if you would like to attend the roundtable please contact Dr Madurika Rasaratnam). Lunch will be provided

The discussion will examine the impacts and implications of the UN report for the future of Sri Lanka, as well as comparative lessons that might be learned from other conflicts and relatively successful processes of resolution. There will be a range of informed voices from academic and policy backgrounds including the FCO, MOD, British Army, International Crisis Group, Amnesty International and the Tamil Diaspora. It connects to CARC’s broader interest relating to processes of political reform in violently divided societies.

Roundtable programme