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Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC

Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC
Label: Cooperation Circle Info

50 Members

Traditions: Buddhist, Christian Catholic , Islam

Action Area: Community Building, Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

Region: Asia

Website: http://www.shanthisena.org/

Label: Purpose & Activities

Our purpose is to promote non-violent action, training and education in peace efforts and to offer a wide range of activities to bring out harmonious integration of all communities and religious faiths.

This is the first CC registered in Sri Lanka. With a wide network in about 1500 villages in the country, ours is an NGO with a great reputation for peace initiatives. We undertake a wide range of programs for community development and peace building. The war that has taken an enormous toll on Sri Lanka and its people during the past 20 years has been concluded with a cease fire. The political agreement is very fragile and must be strengthened by building public opinion, which is among the many tasks facing Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena. We want to bring together the youth, in particular, through peace dialogues. Inter-cultural cooperation among selected leaders is being tried out by providing opportunities for youth from the North and East to get together to develop mutual goodwill and understanding at the village level. At the close of one gathering of North and South youth, a Tamil girl said "We have known Singhala soldiers only as enemies and not as civilians. Now we realize that we are all human beings with similar aspirations. Even though we are poor, we brought thirty bags of rice as a token of goodwill." Such experiences help to bridge the gap. This past year we had an interfaith conferences, an essay competition for peace, interfaith dialogues, and 12 interreligious youth exchange camps. Overall, there were 10,000 beneficiaries. To learn more, visit www.shanthisena.org

We dream of the promotion of a balanced individual ready and willing to play his part in the community.

June 6, 2017 1:18 PM

Providing Relief in Deadly Sri Lanka Flood

As Sri Lanka struggles with the worst flood in a decade, with homes destroyed and the death toll rising, Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena Cooperation Circle is providing First Aid and relief to victims.

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December 15, 2016 4:04 PM

Successful Blood Donation Camp

Sarvodaya Shanthisena Cooperation Circle organized a Blood Donation Camp for celebrating Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne’s 85th birthday. He is the founder and president of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka.

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June 10, 2014 4:53 PM

Annual Celebrations of URI CC Badulla

It was surprising to see the amount of enthusiasm of the newly formed Cooperation Circles of URI when the first year celebrations of the Badulla CC was celebrated on the 8th June 2014 at Hali-Ela Divisional Secretariat auditorium.

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February 19, 2010 11:57 AM

URI 10th Anniversary Event: Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC

Sarvodaya Shanti Sena CC has 150 Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian members. Purpose: The CC was created to up hold the objectives of URI and more specifically to promote co-existence among the... Read more...

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