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Celebrations for Vesak, a significant event for Buddhists and Eid, the end of the fasting period for Muslims, could not be held on a large scale because of the prohibition of large gatherings and the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Two events were held by Weligama Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC) and Negombo LIRC to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks last year.

Three solidarity visits were held in Kurunagala, Hambantota and Polonnaruwa under NPC’s project Actively Countering Extremism supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:12

Practical Training to Avoid Conflict

A two day training workshop on conflict sensitivity and conflict analysis was conducted under NPC’s project Religions to Reconcile: Strengthening Inter-Religious People-to-People Community Engagement for Reconciliation and Social Cohesion in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka, which is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. government’s development agency.

A two day workshop on Training the Trainers (TOT) on pluralism and conflict management for 39 master trainers was held under NPC’s project Technical Assistance to Justice Institutions in Sri Lanka supported by the US State Department. The partner is Legal Action Worldwide (LAW).

Friday, 06 March 2020 02:05

Top Diplomats Commend DIRCs

Canadian High Commissioner David Mckinnon and US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz paid separate visits to the Matara District Inter Religious Committee (DIRC) and the Puttalam DIRC to learn about their work.

Friday, 06 March 2020 02:04

Three New LIRCs Set Up

Three new Local Inter Religious Committees (LIRCs) were established in Kuliyapitiya, Batticaloa and Panduwasnuwara under NPC’s project Collective Engagement for Religious Coexistence (CERF).

Friday, 06 March 2020 02:02

Protecting the 19th Amendment

The Civil Society Platform (CSP), founded by NPC in collaboration with other civil society organizations, will conduct a campaign to prevent the 19th Amendment of the Constitution from being abolished, it was decided at a meeting to prepare the CSP’s strategic plan.

Two solidarity visits were conducted to Nuwara Eliya and Jaffna under the Actively Countering Extremism (ACE) project funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to promote religious and ethnic understanding and harmony.

Friday, 06 March 2020 01:59

Solving Conflict Without Violence

A training workshop on Non Violent Communication (NVC) was held for community members of the Navakkenikadu and Sumedankarapura villages in Seruwila in the Trincomalee district under NPC’s project Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Activity.