Guest bloggers Laurie Wiseberg and Mirak Raheem discuss the recently approved “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-affected Displacement” and its implementation.
02 September 2016 | Blog Post
This map shows the internal displacement in Sri Lanka as of July 2015
01 July 2015 | Map
Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.
01 July 2015 | Publication
IDMC's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
31 March 2015 | Publication
Oral Statement delivered by IDMC to Committee members and Representatives of Sri Lankan Government at 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee
07 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism
Norwegian Refugee Council - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Report submitted to 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee for October 2014 Sri Lanka review.
12 September 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism
IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?
27 June 2014 | Blog Post
At the UN Human Rights Council, IDMC asks why recommendations adopted by Sri Lanka on IDPs have yet to be implemented.
25 March 2014 | Blog Post
Memorandum on internal displacement and durable solutions in Sri Lanka for members of the Human Rights Council at its 25th session in March 2014
26 February 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism
On the occasion of Sri Lanka's Independence Day, 90,000 people still displaced in the country’s north and east may be in no mood to rejoice. With the UN Human Rights Council set to review Sri Lanka’s human rights record in March 2014, IDMC explains why the concerns of those displaced during the civil war must be top of the agenda.
04 February 2014 | Blog Post
Up to 90,000 of the over 800,000 people forced to flee during Sri Lanka’s civil war (1983- 2009) remain internally displaced, with tens of thousands more having returned home only to face a number of barriers to long-term solutions.
04 February 2014 | Overview
Of more than 480,000 people who had returned to Northern and Eastern provinces, many are still to achieve durable solutions
31 December 2013 | Summary
Among those registered as having returned, many have not been able to achieve a durable solution but continue to face difficulties in accessing basic necessities, in rebuilding their livelihoods, and in exercising their civil rights
31 October 2012 | Overview
IDMC's Sri Lanka page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.
31 July 2012 | Country Page
31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page
In late 2010, over 320,000 people who had fled their homes due to the armed conflict before and after 2008 were estimated to remain internally displaced in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, over 190,000 IDPs had returned to their homes, but were still in need of protection and assistance.
14 January 2011 | Country Profile
The protracted armed conflict in Sri Lanka between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in May 2009. The final intense stages of combat were conducted predominantly in the northern LTTE-controlled Vanni region.
10 November 2009 | Country Profile
The protracted armed conflict in Sri Lanka between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) appeared to be nearing an end in 2009 with the LTTE cornered in a small area of the northern Vanni region. However, there remained almost half a million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country.
01 May 2009 | Country Profile
The 25-year-old civil war in Sri Lanka, stemming from historical differences between the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority, has led to more than 70,000 deaths and the displacement of over a million people, almost half of whom continue to be internally displaced persons (IDPs) today.
27 August 2008 | Country Profile
At least 480,000 people are currently internally displaced in Sri Lanka due to the conflict between government forces and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Historical divisions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil minority in Sri Lanka have led to the 25-year civil war, which has caused 70,000 deaths and the large-scale displacement.
01 February 2008 | Human Rights Mechanism
Since mid-2006, a dramatic escalation in the civil war in Sri Lanka between government forces and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has resulted in over 4,000 deaths and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. The latest phase of the 24-year conflict has also prolonged the misery of large numbers of civilians already displaced by the conflict between 1983 and 2002, and by the December 2004 tsunami.
26 September 2007 | Country Profile
The following report aims to explore the issues faced by IDPs in Sri Lanka in more detail, with information gained by IDMC during a fact-finding mission in 2007
01 September 2007 | Publication
The protracted armed conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has escalated dramatically since the beginning of 2006, with an estimated 3,300 people having been killed and over 200,000 internally displaced, in addition to the hundreds of thousands uprooted earlier on in the conflict and by the tsunami of December 2004.
04 November 2006 | Country Profile
The tsunami of December 2004 forced a million Sri Lankans from their homes, adding a new displacement crisis to that caused by the island's long-running civil war. As of mid-2005, some 800,000 people remained displaced, 450,000 from the natural disaster and 350,000 from the human conflict.
01 September 2005 | Country Profile