The above mentioned Christmas programme was celebrated with the participation of 208 people of all four religions from Kandy District.
Especially, without any differences of ethnic or religion they took part in singing and dancing as a one family and they took attempt to build up a strong “Unity” among their societies through this programme.
The Chief Guest of this programme was Rev.Fr.Newman Peiris, mentioned at his speech, that the Lord Jesus Christ was born on this earth to forgive the sinners and to bring peace among them; therefore we too should live in the way he showed us. We should live with peace and harmony.
At the end Christmas gifts were given to the children who took part in the programme.
These capacity building training programmes were held for school children in Galaha and Madawala by Mr Nihal Dissanayaka and the main objectives of the programme were
1. Organic farming to school children
2. Organic home gardens
3. Preventing of soil erosion
4. Organic manure
5. How to cultivate in a limited space
6. Creative methods for home gardens
The story from price Siddartha’s birth until his enlightenment (Siddartha Gautama Became Buddha) was the main theme of the programme. The noble qualities of Lord Buddha were described using power point presentation.
The main aim of the programme was to educate the participants of other religions on Buddhism.
A programma on advocacy and lobbing was held on the 24th of September 2019 in the SETIK auditorium. Mr W.M.P.K Walisinha, Former – Deputy Director Sri Lanka Hadabima authority, Gannoruwa Peradeniya was the resource personal.
There were about 56 participants for the above said programme and they were privileged in learning about the current economy situation of the country, and on modern methods of organic farming.
Involving local media to promote inter-religious harmony programme was held on the 21st of March 2019 at St’ Thomas church Matale.
This was a discussion session organized by Peace and PCV units of Caritas Kandy SETIK with the involvement of media to discuss about the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol addiction.
Religious leaders of Matale District, Government officers, vigilant group leaders and media such as Shakthi TV/ ITN/ Rupawahini and Verbum TV joined with us.
Specially we expressed that media support is needed to control and prevent drug addictions among society. On the 5th of April 2019 at 8.30pm Verbum TV telecasted this programme.
Central province forum was held on 23rd of January 2019 at SETIK auditorium Kandy with the participation of 35 members
Mr. Murugiah joined as the resource person and we continued to talk about the land issues and about salary increments.
Furthermore, we discussed,
- What is a collective agreement
- What are the things included in such a document?
- The parties who are supposed to sign during the agreement and also about the relevant trade unions who are connected with the procedure etc…..