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Sunday, 04 June 2017 05:24

Diverse Topics Discussed At Colombo Workshop

Thirty two participants from 16 districts, including lawyers, doctors, principals, teachers and young entrepreneurs, attended a workshop in Colombo on Transitional Justice Mechanisms, the New Constitution and the Referendum.

The workshop was held under NPC’s project Initiating Multi Level Partnership Action for Conflict Transformation (IMPACT) in district where NPC had set up District Inter Religious Committees (DIRCs).

Among the topics discussed were the new Constitution, the Geneva Resolution and its relevance, Constitutional reforms for national reconciliation, Transitional Justice and role of NPC in the current political situation.

Under the IMPACT project, several sessions on pluralism was conducted in Vavuniya, Matara and Galle for DIRC members.

Workshops on Transitional Justice, the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and Democracy and Good Governance were also conducted in Batticaloa, Puttalam, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy for DIRC members.

“This is a good opportunity for us to learn many new things. Transitional Justice and how it is relevant to Sri Lanka was clearly explained. This workshop should be held at district level for professionals and civil society representatives. All people of this country should have same opportunities and rights whether they live in North, South or East. We must guide our students on the right path towards a reconciled country where all people can live happily,”
said a workshop participant.