In celebration of its seventh year, the Unity Mission Trust recently held an event at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute to unveil a publication that commemorated the unique journey of the organisation committed to fostering unity, reconciliation and healing among Sri Lankan youth.
The book has stories of youth from across Sri Lanka who had transformed their lives and circumstances with the support and guidance of the organisation. The event was attended by trustees Maj. Gen (Rtd.) Lohan Goonewardena – Chairman, Dian Gomes, Rukshan Perera, Ramola Sivasundaram, Nirmali Wickramasinghe, Anushya Coomaraswamy, Reyaz Mihular, Chandra Schaffter and founder trustees Bertal and Shyamala Pinto Jayawardena
Unity Mission Trust commenced a unique journey in May 2009 to bring together the Youth of Sri Lanka. The Trust set about achieving this objective initially by conducting residential Unity Camps for 550 student leaders from across Sri Lanka as well as Zoom-in programmes for 300 student leaders across Sri Lanka.
The greatest success and the joy of the Trustees is that many of the 8,000 or more students who have been touched by the message of the Trust have continued to be associated with the work of the Trust.
“These youth have now entered into various vocations and pursuits to better themselves. A number of them, who faced traumatic times in the past, particularly in the North, are today completing their university education. Others have now spread out into fields as diverse as tourism, marketing, commerce, accounting and auditing; the police department and even into the armed forces” said Major General Goonewardene, Chairman of the Trust.
The activities of the Trust are now carried out at regional level as well as centrally driven programmes at national level.
More information on the work of the Trust can be obtained at Unity Mission Trust (UMT) on FB and @unitymission on Twitter and from the web at www.unitymission.lk