Sri Lanka: Completion of Training of Trainers (TOT) Program for RYS Alumni
Prepared by RYS Sri Lanka
This RYS Project was jointly organized by the Universal Peace Federation, Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) and the Government of Sri Lanka, August 10-17, 2018. A total of 57 participants and staff from 10 countries joined the event. The project is to construct an extension of a Buddhist Community Center and build a concrete pathway surrounding the Center which will greatly help the people in the community using the said facility.
The Opening Ceremony was graced by Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Public Affairs & Management and he is concurrently the Minister of Law & Order. With him as Chief Guest is the Deputy Speaker of the House of Parliament, Hon. Ananda Kumarasiri who both delivered their peace messages.
The prayers were offered by Religious Leaders from Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Islam religions respectively. It was followed by a welcome speech of Lt. S. Sarrajh , President of YSP-Sri Lanka. The project was introduced by Dr. Edgar T. Tanate, UPF Director of Education for South Asia and followed by Dr.Chula Senaratne – Secretary General, UPF Sri Lanka.
The government and the people of Sri Lanka are showing their support to UPF, YSP, and the worldwide campaign to raise up the youth through service projects that will eventually lead to a world of lasting peace. This is the dream of the founder of UPF, Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han, the True Parents of all humankind. This is the same dream shared by the good people of Sri Lanka and by all of humankind.