Sri Lanka after 2009: Victor's Peace?
The long civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009. The way the war was fought, and particularly the way it ended, raises serious questions about the kind of peace which now prevails. It also raises questions about the failure of international efforts to mediate the conflict at earlier points.
Were these efforts well-intentioned but doomed to failure? To what extent can international actors -whether in the UN system or bilaterally - effectively constrain violence in conflicts of this kind to prevent the emergence of a 'victor's peace'?
Gunnar Sørbø (CMI) will present the newly published report Pawns of Peace: Evaluation of Norwegian Peace Efforts in Sri Lanka
Astri Suhrke (CMI) will present her newly published book The Peace In Between: Post-War Violence and Peace building (London, 2011)