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An important finding with regard to religious freedom and inter religious tolerance that came out of NPC’s research into the state of religious freedom in the country is that it already exists in substantial measure within the community. What is needed is to protect it from politically motivated intrusions from both within and more so from outside the community.

Thursday, 07 March 2019 08:21

Religious Freedom Survey Findings Revealed

As part of its on going intervention on inter religious coexistence, NPC commissioned a survey, conducted in the 25 districts of the country, to capture the level of freedom each community enjoys to practice its religion.

Thursday, 07 March 2019 08:18

University Students Educate Peers on TJ

Students of the Sabaragamuwa University organized a Transitional Justice (TJ) campaign to educate other students about TJ and make them a part of the process of building durable peace in Sri Lanka.

Several project orientation meetings and town hall meetings were held in districts across the country under NPC’s project, Consolidating Ongoing Multi-Level Partnership Actions for Conflict Transformation (COMPACT).

A National Symposium attended by more than 250 members of District Inter Religious Committees (DIRCs), NGOs and civil society and trade union representatives was conducted in Colombo to discuss current political issues. It was supported by the Civil Society and Trade Unions Collective under NPC’s project, Consolidating Ongoing Multi-level Partnership Actions for Conflict Transformation (COMPACT).

Thursday, 07 February 2019 17:54

Community-based Approach to Reconciliation

NPC organized a seven day training on Community-based Social Cohesion and Reconciliation for Community Facilitators under its project Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) for 34 participants from the Jaffna, Trincomalee, Vavuniya and Moneragala districts.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 17:01

Rule of Law Training in Negombo

About 42 participants, including religious leaders, took part in a two day training on the rule of law in Negombo under NPC’s project Collective Engagement for Religious Freedom (CERF).

Thursday, 07 February 2019 17:00

Speaker Commends NPC Staff

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya praised civil society members, including three NPC staff members, for opposing the Constitutional coup of October last year when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former president Mahinda Rajapakse in his place, at a felicitation ceremony organized by the Puttalam District Development Foundation.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 17:00

DIRCs Defend Democracy and the Constitution

NPC’s District Inter Religious Committees (DIRCs) have conducted several seminars and awareness raising activities around the country since October in the wake of the Constitutional crisis triggered by President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 16:58

Village Officials Assist in Preventing Conflict

Village level officials and DIRC members in Trincomalee and Batticaloa attended meetings to discuss early warning and early response practices to avoid ethnic and religious conflict in their areas under NPC’s project, Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic dialogue in Sri Lanka.