Friday, 07 January 2022 15:34

Eliminating Discrimination in Public Service Delivery

NPC conducted a session with university academics to develop a certificate course to promote the concept of pluralism among government officers through its Freedom House funded project Sustainable Peace through Pluralism and Inclusive Service Delivery.

Discrimination has been a long standing issue in delivering services from government institutions. NPC had discussions with university academics who agreed that the promoting of pluralistic concepts among government officers would reduce discriminatory practices.

A workshop was arranged to formulate course modules with Dr. J. Kennedy Dean of the Sociology Department Eastern University, Dr. Renuka Priyantha Senior Lecturer Ruhunu University, Dr. Ravindra Palliyaguru Senior Lecturer Sabaragamuwa University and Dr. Jeevasuthan Subramaniam Senior Lecturer Jaffna University. Professor T. Jayasingham, NPC board member and former Vice Chancellor of Eastern University, participated on zoom. NPC Chairman Dr. Joe William, NPC Executive Director Dr. Jehan Perera and NPC Programme Adviser Ms. Sumadhu Weerawarne attended to the workshop.

The contents of the course modules on pluralism, peace building, inclusive delivery service and conflict transformation were finalised. Panel members evaluated the focus group discussions with government officers and members of civil societies in four districts and addressed the issues identified in the course modules.