Jan 08, Colombo: The week from January 8-14 has been declared as the National Integration and Reconciliation week for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka by President Maithripala Sirisena.
This week will be celebrated every year as the National Integration and Reconciliation week and it will be supported by the state minister of National Integration and Reconciliation A.H.M. Fowzie and the chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.
The main aim of this initiative is to promote unity, peace, affection and brotherhood among people to ensure empathy and trust among diverse ethnicities which is an effort towards nation building that will lay the foundation for a united, strong, reconciled and prosperous nation.
The first activity during the National Integration and Reconciliation week, the declaration of reconciliation prepared by the ministry will be read in every state institution ranging from the school system to the parliament.
During the week, various programs will be implemented in all schools, media, public and private institutions demonstrating the importance of national integration.