Wednesday, 06 January 2021 15:20

University Students Learn About Pluralism and Community Relations

Under its project Creative Youth Engagement for Pluralism, NPC conducted two days of training to teach over 130 students from the Eastern, Jaffna, Sabaragamuwa and Ruhuna universities about pluralism and community relations with a focus on how these topics related to their daily lives and to the Sri Lankan political and social situation.

The first session on a framework for a pluralistic society was done by political scientist and constitutional expert Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda. The second session on practicing pluralism - the missing elements was delivered by Professor Tudor Silva from the University of Peradeniya. The students discussed the necessity of mutual understanding of each other’s rights and opinions to build a pluralistic society.

The next day’s training on elements of pluralism and the legal and political context in Sri Lanka was conducted by NPC’s Programme Advisor, Ms. Sumadhu Weerawarna Perera, followed by a session on the sociohistorical experience of pluralism by Professor Sasanka Perera from the South Asian University in New Delhi.