During the wartime democracy was as a word only and also the democracy had been seeking partners to define that. After the split of LTTE’s Eastern wing led by Karun, situation became like so many cooks spoil the soup in the eastern province.
The democracy was a threaten word to the public at the time. SDRO had introduced the Study Circle that is a small, democratic, peer led discussion group for reenergize the democratic environment. It was a new idea in Trincomalee. We setup Study Circles into many villages in Trincomalee District and encouraging discussions among them on various points of views. In our experience it was a successful exercise to organized young people and democratizing the situation where over militarized. GTZ-FLICT supported to this idea in 2007..