Sunday, 12 February 2017 13:53

DIRCS’ Progress Reviewed at NIRC Meeting Featured

A meeting of National Inter Religious Committee (NIRC) was held in Colombo under the project Reconciling Inter ethnic and Inter religious Differences (RIID), which is funded by USAID through the SPICE project. Sixteen religious leaders and 15 district coordinators representing 15 DIRCs participated.

Shakya Nanayakkara, Director General of National Secretariat for NGOs, spoke on role of civil society in the government’s reconciliation process. He emphasized need for activities and programs to change the people’s attitude towards understanding other communities, maintaining relationships and respecting each other.

District Coordinators made presentations on the successful achievements of the DIRCs so far.

Participants divided into groups to select most significant stories of DIRCs and understand how to identify and address issues. A progress review of the intervention by DIRCs was carried out.

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