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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka-2016-09-21-International Day of Peace Celebrated in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka—UPF together with the UN Information Centre and local government in Sri Lanka celebrated the International Day of Peace 2016 in the country with a program and a peace march. The event took place on September 21, 2016 in the Colombo suburb of Ja-ela.

Several speakers were invited from the local government, NGOs and the UN. The chief guest was Dr. Chung Sik Yong, chair of UPF-Asia, who was represented by Dr. Edgar T. Tanate, education director of UPF-South Asia. Dr. Tanate delivered Dr. Yong’s message, which was translated into the local language by Dr. Chula Senarathne, secretary general of UPF-Sri Lanka.

The main program was followed by the releasing of peace doves and a peace march. A total of 300 people attended the program and walked the march, carrying banners promoting peace, communication and unity among people beyond race, religion and social class.

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