Sri Lanka Unites Delegation at BSAYS 2020

Sri Lanka Unites was selected as the official youth delegation for the British South Asian Youth Summit held on the 22nd of August 2020. Here’s what each delegate that participated had to say about their experience at the summit.

Aninilaven Puvanesan (Center Manager at the Mullaitivu Reconciliation Center)
It was a privilege to participate in the BSAYS2020 and it was quite interesting to hear from like minded people from across South Asia. The topic which I have selected the strengthening democratic institutions has given me additional knowledge as well as the ability to learn the democratic system in entire South Asian countries.

Anna Jeyaraj (Center Manager at the Batticaloa Reconciliation Center)
I’m grateful to be a part of this Summit. I got to learn from these amazing young people who are trying and working on these very important issues. Thank you for the opportunity.

Hirushi Wedage (Program Manager)
I’m really grateful about this opportunity to connect with other south Asian countries. I got to know about issues we all south Asian have common and also different issues of each country. Breakout session was really interesting where we shared a lot of learning.

Lakmal Sandeepa ( Center Manager at the Nuwara Eliya Reconciliation Center)
I gained much understanding about the threats for the countries in the region and what are the similar issues and mitigation methods we can use in collaboration. Wonderful opportunity to me as a youth who leads youths to protect environment

Sivashanthi Sivalingam (Program Manager)
It was a great opportunity to connect with other South Asian countries and through this I was able to learn about similar issues we have gone through from the past till now. And the discussion on education made me analyse and understand how much we have to work as a country to break all barriers.

Jithendri Gomes (Operations Manager)
It was a privilege to take part in the inaugural BSAYS Summit. The team from Sri Lanka Unites would like to thank Mr. Sharma for the opportunity and we hope to continue to engage with everyone we met at the summit. Our organization is the largest grassroots movement in Sri Lanka, and our vision is to unite the youth of Sri Lanka from all ethnic and religious groups in a movement which provides hope and facilitates reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Paving the way for a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka for future generations. And BSAYS 2020 gave us the opportunity to meet Youth from across South Asia who have similar dreams for their own nations.

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