Deadline for Proposal Submission for Empowering Communities in the Plantation Sector Extended

The deadline for submission of proposals for Empowering Communities in the Plantation Sector has been extended until the 31st of January 2017. Please click for the amended Proposal Documents below for further details. English doc -> ntt_call-for-proposals-plantation_extended Tamil doc -> tamil-translation_final_call-for-proposals-plantation_november-2016_extended

Call for proposals now open for projects and activities in the plantation sector in Sri Lanka

NTT has issued a call for proposals for projects and activities aimed at “Empowering Communities in the Plantation Sector”. Please refer the attached documents for further information and instructions regarding the application procedure. All proposals must reach the Trust on or before the 31st of December 2016. Please click on the following link to download the CFP in English – call-for-proposals-plantation_november-2016 Please click on the following link to download the CFP in Tamil – tamil-translation_call-for-proposals-plantation_november-2016 Click on the following link to dowload

All set for the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in J’burg in December

The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is preparing to host the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 1 – 2nd December 2016. This summit is supported by a large number of philanthropic organizations from across the globe and it is hoped that with the convergence of participants from all corners of the world, this will be a valuable forum where ideas are tabled, exchanged and discussed. For more information and to apply for participation at

Dr. Ronald Slye featured on INFOCUS

Dr. Ronald C Slye, who delivered this year’s Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture was interviewed by Shameer Rasooldeen on News 1st’s Biz 1st INFOCUS programme recently. He spoke on the way forward for Sri Lanka, 7 years after the end of the ethnic conflict, in terms of reconcilliation and accountability. To watch the entire episode, please click here.

The Stages Group production “Dear Children, Sincerely” to tour the country soon

First brought to Sri Lanka with the collaboration of the Stages Theatre Group and with the support of the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, “Dear Children, Sincerely” is a project that collects the stories and experiences fo the elders of society and takes them to young people in the form of storytelling and live performances. It is a coversation across generations. DCS was first performed in Sri Lanka in January 2016, and now having been picked up by the Office for National Unity and

Call for Proposals from the Nexus Fund

The Nexus Fund, which supports the global community to end mass atrocities, is launching their Dangerous Speech Global Fund in order to support local efforts to reduce dangerous speech which has the potential to catalyze mass violence. The Nexus Fund is accepting proposals for locally-led projects aiming to understand, identify, monitor and counter dangerous speech. Proposals can be submitted by individuals or by organizations. Proposals will be accepted until 09th September 2016. Please visit or email for further information.  

C/A/M/P holds it’s week-long exhibition of art at the Lionel Wendt Gallery

The Contemporary Artists’ Meeting Point (C/A/M/P) held it’s exhibition of art from the 24th – 31st July 2016 at the Lionel Wendt Gallery. A host of artists hailing from various backgrounds had their work on display. The C/A/M/P is a programme jointly organized by the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts and the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust in an effort to use art to heal broken hearts in the North and East of Sri lanka, and to generate a discussion on how to

Dr. Ronald C. Slye delivers the 17th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ronald C Slye, Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law delivered the 17th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture at the BMICH Committee Room “A” on the 31st of July 2016. Dr. Slye spoke on “Difficult issues, strategic choices: Crafting a coherent Sri Lankan transitional justice process”. The lecture was well received by all those who attended. To view the full lecture, please click here.

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership of the Rutger’s School of Arts and Sciences announces it’s 16 days of activism against gender based violence (GBV) campaign (November 25th to December 10th, 2016)

Now in it’s 25th year of activism against GBV campaigns, this year’s theme, titled “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”,  recognizes that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education. GBV with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces,

IHRFG, Foundation Center, Ariadne, and INWF launch their latest report on the state of global human rights funding

The International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), together with the Foundation Centre, Ariadne and INWF announce the launch of their latest report on global human rights funding. For the first time, this year’s analysis looks at bilateral and multilateral aid in addition to philanthropic giving. It also breaks human rights funding down by strategy as well as by issue, population, and region supported. Please click here to