creating opportunities for peace and harmony between different religious groups in the country. Several religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths, Diocesan level peace activists, government officers, Sri Lanka Army Officials Diocesan and Caritas National Centre Staff participated in the 2-day programme, held at Thalsevana Hotel in Kakesanthurai, Jaffna.

Around 120 participants who took part in the programme shared their views, deep personal experiences on inter-religious harmony, while the religious leaders shared insights as to how the respective religious teachings and precepts have framed the idea of peace, harmony and co-existence, especially as defined in each of their religions. The participants came from 4 Dioceses namely, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Kandy and Mannar on 5th and 6th of July.