Centre for Peace Studies has been at the forefront of developing new ideas about Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Peace keeping, Human Security and Peacebuilding. It has developed an international reputation for the practical application of these ideas in war zones and communities driven by conflicts, most notably in and outside Sri Lanka. This has involved working with warring parties, Government agencies, NGOs, regional and international organizations, together with the civilian communities caught up in 3 decade old civil war and conflicts.
CPS was established in the year 2004 in Kalmunai, by Prof Dr S.L.Riyas to promote reconciliation and social harmony among communities living in Sri Lanka. Now, it has reached 25 districts in Sri lanka and around 17 countries like Australia, India, UK, USA, Turkey, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Liberia, UAE, Malaysia, Republic of Benin and Romania. Now, the CPS is promoting reconciliation in the country and promoting volunteerism as a tool for reconciliation worldwide.