USIP Classroom Simulation re Sri Lanka


Note especially the links at bottom of page!

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US Institute of Peace

Sri Lanka: Setting the Agenda for Peace

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Scenario

The setting for this simulation is a September 2001 meeting in Geneva at which the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) are to explore avenues for resolving their conflict. What gives this meeting particular urgency is a donor threat to cut off aid unless the Sri Lankan Government shows a willingness to explore political solutions. Donors have also indicated they may enact legislation banning LTTE fund-raising activities in their respective countries. The international community's threat to use economic pressure to end the violence has changed the status quo of the conflict, and offers a rare window of opportunity for peace.

In role-playing representatives of the parties to the conflict, various political parties, concerned states, and other organizations considered to be major stakeholders in the conflict, participants will attempt to forge an acceptable agenda that can serve as the basis for peace talks.

Download the Simulation

The simulations are in PDF format. To view or print them you need Adobe Acrobat. The software can be downloaded for free from Adobe's web site.

Download PDF: Sri Lanka: Setting the Agenda for Peace (185K)

Related Institute Resources

Sri Lanka Web Links

Peace Agreements Digital Collection: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and the Third Communication Revolution

Other Web Resources [Of particular interest to Sangam readers!!]

Amnesty International: Reports on Sri Lanka

Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Developments in Sri Lanka, 2002

Sri Lankan Government: Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP)

U.S.State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Sri Lanka, 2002

Relief Web: Reports/Documents dealing with Sri Lanka

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Posted December 6, 2003