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An Experience Exchange Program from East to North

A group of Thirty members of the Eastern Province Inter Religious Council members from Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalie and Polonnaruwa districts participated the experience exchange program with Nothern PIRC on June 27th to 30th, 2012.


Citizens Peace Award 2011-Nimalka Speech26-06-12

Address by Dr Nimalka Fernando on receiving the Citizens Peace Award 2011 of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations & Strategic Studies, Colombo, on June 26, 2012.


Ground level proposals to enable humanitarian needs

The “Enabling humanitarian needs through international cooperation and collective community action” project of NPC is implemented in 12 districts including those of Northern and Eastern provinces. It has established 12 District Inter Religious Councils and 3 Provincial Inter Religious Councils with over 750 members. 


Aung San Suu Kyi's Political Wisdom for Sri Lanka

Aung San Suu Kyi's Political Wisdom for Sri Lanka
Posted: 28/06/2012 15:33

I was very privileged to attend Aung San Suu Kyi's historic speech to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall last week. Delivered with characteristic dignity, it blended an elegant commentary on recent developments in Burma with some rich reflections on the nature of democracy itself, and concluded with a call for us to work together, combining political wisdom of East and West, "to bring the light of democratic values to all peoples".


Partnership for Peace: A workshop on leadership and Management Training in Colombo

Under the NPC project "Partnership for Peace - strengthening multi level civil society collaboration for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights" a residential training workshop was heldfrom 5th-8th June 2012 at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agricultural Research and Training Centre with the objective of improving the capacity of the co-organisations on project planning, implementation, monitoring , evaluation and reporting.



Those who travel from Colombo to the north, be they nationals of Sri Lanka or foreigners, are likely to be impressed by the developments that they see when they travel by road.  The view on the A9 Highway, once called the Highway of Death due to the scores of lives lost in fighting to control it, is a constantly improving one.  The journey now takes around ten hours, down considerably from what it used to be.  The well constructed roads make travel most comfortable and the main source of concern would be traffic police waiting in the shadows to catch speeding drivers.  The roadside restaurants are numerous and more and more of them offer clean restrooms that were rare in the past.  At journey’s end there are a range of hotels to choose from, some even equipped with swimming pools.   These developments that are visible and earn the praise of nationals and foreigners alike are a result of the macro-economic policies of the government.


National Inter religious convention to be held in Colombo

The 2012 National inter religious convention is to be held on the 16th June 2012 at the Sri Sambuddhathwa JayanthiMandira from 9am to 3pm.The convention is part of a project titled "Enabling Humanitarian solutions through multi religious cooperation and cohesive community engagement"


Preparation for National Convention

The 8th meeting of the Inter Religious National Secretariat for "Enabling Humanitarian Solutions through Inter Religious Cooperation and Cohesive Community Response" and the progress review meeting of the Inter Religious Council was held on May 27th and 28th 2012 at Janaki Hotel, Colombo.


Workshop on Transitional Justice for Sustainable Peace

One day workshop on the international experiences of Peace and Reconciliation was conducted on 17th May 2012 at the NPC auditorium.

Among the 41 participants at this workshop were Civil Society / Human Rights activists, NGO representatives, University students and Media journalists.


Northern Province Inter-Religious Conference - Mannar

Under the NPC project “Enabling Humanitarian solutions through Multi religious Cooperation and Cohesive Community Response in Sri Lanka”  the Northern Province inter religious conference was held at Gnanodaya Hall, Mannar on 10th May 2012 from 9.00am to 3.00pm
39 inter religious leaders and 71 civil society leaders representing the District Inter-Religious Councils of Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya and Puttalam participated this conference. Rev. Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of Mannar participated as the chief invited guest.



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