Importance of Reconciliation

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 21 2021
News Importance of Reconciliation

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan 

The newly-appointed High Commissioner to Canada, Harsha Kumara Navaratne, on assuming duties at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa on 15 October outlined the need to enhance political, economic and people to people ties. He also highlighted the importance of reconciliation in Sri Lanka and the need to work with all communities in the island. Navaratne also mentioned the potential in Sri Lanka to encourage more trade and investments from Canada. 

He said that as the West was focusing on Asia, Sri Lanka could be the peaceful entry into South, SouthEast and East Asia. Navaratne also said that once he presents credentials, he would be travelling across Canada to meet like-minded groups in order to enhance cooperation and coordination. 

Navaratne previously served as the Founder and Chairperson-Sevalanka Foundation, CommissionerHuman Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, ChairpersonInternational Network of Engaged Buddhist (INEB), Headquartered in Bangkok and the Executive Member of Peace Prize Committee Niwano Peace Foundation, Tokyo. He was also a film producer.

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 21 2021

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