Sri Lanka joins several countries in push for peace

An international summit held last week saw the participation of Sri Lanka to promote peace around the world.

The “2019 HWPL World Peace Summit” was held in over 130 locations in 87 countries including Sri Lanka, South Korea, France, Australia, Russia, India, Zambia, and the United States of America.

The summit was held in cooperation with an international peace NGO named HWPL and international actors – civil society organizations and governments.

In Sri Lanka, HWPL hosted the “Legislate Peace” campaign with the National Youth Services Council, affiliated with the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs of Sri Lanka.

The “Legislate Peace” campaign is a global peace advocacy movement which aims to bring all wars to an end and promote peace as a culture by establishing an enforceable law compatible with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).

Over 1.5 million people from 195 countries participated in the campaign presenting the progress of the “Peace Letter” campaign, as a part of the “Legislate Peace” project.

Under the theme of “Legislate Peace – Implementation of the DPCW for Sustainable Development” the event announced the results of the peace campaign in Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena sent a note to the summit saying he supports every effort that DPCW makes to spread around the world and bring about true world peace.

The host organization, HWPL, as known as “Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light”, is an NGO associated with the UN Department of Global Communications and in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC. This year’s event marks its 5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit.

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