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Friday, 07 August 2020 13:52

Working for Harmony

Religious leaders, government officers and civil society activists at the Kuliyapitiya and Panduwasnuwara Local Inter Religious Committees’ (LIRCs) monthly meetings identified prevailing ethnic issues in the area and recommended a series of activities to address the issues. The meetings were held under NPC’s project Collective Engagement for Religious Coexistence (CERF).

Committee members also shared the experiences of the relief activities carried out during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Akurana, Vavuniya, Mannar, Addalaichchenai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa LIRCs also held their meetings with the participation of religious leaders, government officials, police officers and civil society leaders.

The Divisional Secretary of Akurana, Ms. Indika Abeysinghe, sharing her experiences during the pandemic, said that the relief activities implemented by LIRC members during the curfew were successful and that she admired the cooperation among LIRC members.

Also under the project, a print media campaign was carried out in national newspapers in three languages to motivate citizens to vote for candidates who promoted ethnic and religious harmony.