RYS Volunteers Build a Bridge in Sri Lanka

August 18, 2017

Galle, Sri Lanka— Nearly 60 participants and staff from seven nations joined together to offer work service, learn from each other’s culture and religion while listening and sharing about ways to help improve our communities.

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Sri Lanka Celebrates International Youth Day

August 12, 2017

Galle, Sri Lanka—“Youth Building Peace” was the theme of an event UPF-Sri Lanka held to celebrate the UN International Youth Day.

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RYS Announces 30th Anniversary Project in Sri Lanka

February 22, 2017

Galle, Sri Lanka—Religious Youth Service International has announced it will hold its 30th anniversary celebration project in Sri Lanka from August 11 to 18, and invites international volunteers to participate.

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Parliamentarians for Peace Launched in Sri Lanka

October 5, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka's chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was launched at a special ceremony held inside the Sri Lankan parliament building in Colombo.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Sri Lanka

September 21, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka—The International Day of Peace was celebrated in Sri Lanka with a program and a peace march.

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RYS Project Builds Community Center in Sri Lanka

August 19, 2016

Ampara, Sri Lanka—Youth from ten nations helped build a community center as part of the annual Religious Youth Service project in Sri Lanka.  

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International Youth Day Celebrated in Sri Lanka

August 13, 2016

Ampara, Sri Lanka—UPF together with the UN and the government of Sri Lanka celebrated International Youth Day 2016 on August 13.

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RYS of Sri Lanka Announces 2016 Project

July 10, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka—Religious Youth Service of Sri Lanka would like to announce its 2016 service project and to invite international volunteers to take part.

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Sri Lankan “Peace Road” Supports Reconciliation and Unity

July 9, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka—“Peace Road Towards Reconciliation and Unity in Sri Lanka” was theme of Sri Lanka’s inaugural Peace Road event. 

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In Memoriam: Hon. M.H. Mohamed, Former Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament

April 26, 2016

Ambassador for Peace Hon. M.H. Mohamed, a former speaker and member of the Sri Lankan parliament, passed away on April 26 at the age of 95. 

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UN Information Centre Colombo Statement on SDG National Tour in Sri Lanka

December 23, 2015

The UN Information Centre Colombo issued a statement on its collaboration with UPF to organize the SDG National Tour in Sri Lanka, which took place from December 4-13. 

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Religious Youth Service Project - Building a School in Sri Lanka

December 18, 2015

Yakkala, Sri Lanka—Young volunteers built a preschool in the Gampaha district northwest of Colombo as part of the annual Religious Youth Service project. 

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UPF, UN National Tour in Sri Lanka Promotes the SDGs

December 13, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka—UPF and the UN Information Centre conducted a national tour in Sri Lanka from December 4 to 13, 2015 to raise awareness of and promote the UN SDGs.

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UPF Meets With Sri Lankan President

December 11, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka—Representatives of UPF met with the President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, and other government leaders, at the Sri Lankan parliament on December 11.

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International Day of Peace Observed in Sri Lanka

September 21, 2015

Madurankuliya, Sri Lanka—UPF-Sri Lanka celebrated the International Day of Peace 2015 with a peace walk, where hundreds of students participated, and a program. 

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RYS-Built Community Center Opens in Sri Lanka

April 18, 2015

Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka—Members of Parliament and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony for a village community center built by the Religious Youth Service, a UPF project.

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Religious Youth Service Project in Sri Lanka

December 12, 2014

Rajawaka, Sri Lanka - Young volunteers renovated a dispensary that serves disadvantaged people in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka Dec. 6-12, 2014.

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RYS Youth Restore Sri Lankan Hospital

December 6, 2014

SriLanka-RYS-2014-12-06Sri Lanka - Fifty participants with a Religious Youth Service project renovated part of a Sri Lankan hospital from Dec. 6 to 12, 2014.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Sri Lanka

September 21, 2014

Gampola, Sri Lanka - A youth workshop and shramadana campaign (volunteer manual work) marked the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2014 in Sri Lanka.

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K. Rahula: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

The aim of Buddhism is to guide everyone to lead a noble life, to cultivate humane qualities to maintain human dignity.

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