Heal the Past Build the Future — Regional Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) launched

Over 23 civil society organisations in the country joined the inauguration held at ONUR 


By taking into consideration the experiences of the pilot project conducted in three districts; Jaffna, Anuradhapura and Ratnapura; the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) has launched its new initiative the Regional Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) designed under the theme of Heal the Past Build the Future.

Chairperson of the ONUR, former President Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Director General Mr. M.S Jayasinghe, Additional Director General Mr. Nimal Hettiarachchi and senior officials of the ONUR along with the numerous  civil society members representing over 23 civil society organisations in the country joined the inauguration of the initiative held at ONUR office in Colombo on Monday, 28 March, 2018.

The overall objective of this unique initiative is that physical and human infrastructure at the level of divisional secretaries is developed and strengthened for designing and implementing a national level reconciliation initiative in Sri Lanka.

Following are the special objectives of the initiative;

01. Develop a carder of trainers who will closely work with divisional secretaries to create a discourse on reconciliation among government officials and communities.

02. Develop and implement an awareness creation campaign on reconciliation among the relevant government officers at the regional level.

03. Develop a reconciliation programme (Seed Activities) through Divisional Secretariats to be implemented at the community and regional levels.

Author: Admin

ONUR was set up with the commitment to achieve national unity and reconciliation was a key feature of January 2015 Presidential campaign. To give effect to this commitment, the Government of Sri Lanka established the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR).

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