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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


D.M. Jayaratne: Address to World Summit 2014

August 10, 2014

What humanity needs today is not hatred or anger, but loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic-joy and equanimity, so that every living being in the world can live happily and harmoniously enjoying fully their rights, social justice and human dignity.


Religious Youth Service Project in Central Sri Lanka

December 20, 2013

Nuwara-Eliya, Sri Lanka - A Religious Youth Service project in Walapane, central Sri Lanka, Dec. 13-20, 2013, included educational presentations, leadership development, learning about Sri Lanka's diverse religions and constructing a floor for a village medical clinic.


Day of Peace Observed at a College in Sri Lanka

September 20, 2013

Kaluaggala, Sri Lanka - At St. John Bosco's Central College in Kaluaggala, celebrations of the International Day of Peace on September 20 included an assembly, peace march, and speeches about the UN International Day of Peace and its relevance to Sri Lanka. 


Sri Lanka Secretary General Meets with UN Youth Envoy

July 5, 2013

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Envoy on Youth, arrived in Sri Lanka on July 4 for a three-day official visit. The visit offered an opportunity for Dr. Chula Senaratne, Secretary General of UPF-Sri Lanka and national director of Religious Youth Service, to meet with the UN envoy.


Day of Families Observed in Sri Lanka

May 16, 2013

Negambo, Sri Lanka - A program on May 16 for students and staff in the Negambo Educational zone included lectures from religious leaders, a staff member of the UN office in Sri Lanka, and a staff member from the Education Department.


D.M. Jayaratne: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development