The Forum for Overseas Sri Lankans.
This site is a platform for Overseas Sri Lankans to engage with each other and Sri Lanka. Communities of Overseas Sri Lankans reflect the rich diversity of their country of origin. They are geographically spread across the world, yet they wield a strong ability to influence and impact their home country. They also display strong emotional attachment to Sri Lanka and actively seek for ways to engage and contribute positively. This website is a part of an ongoing process to enable a framework to facilitate this engagement with a strong focus on inclusivity across all lines of ethnic, religious, cultural and political boundaries.
International Alert – “Overseas Sri Lankans; Framework for Engagement”
International Alert has been working with overseas Sri Lankan communities in the UK since early 2009. Currently, our objective is to draft a widely endorsed framework for engagement that will provide a clear pathway and mechanism to promote the peacebuilding and reconciliation role of Overseas Sri Lankans in post-war Sri Lanka. The framework hopes to facilitate a means to move beyond narrow definitions and thought processes, and consider how economic, social, cultural, political and other relevant aspects can work together collectively to foster a fruitful, long term, inclusive and organic engagement of the two-million strong Overseas Sri Lankans with their country of origin.
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