Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, Colombo

April 27th

Fund peace and reconciliation, not the military!


On April 27, as Peace Boat called to Sri Lanka, a delegation of A-bomb survivors travelling as part of the “Peace Boat Hibakusha Project – Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World” visited the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation and held an exchange with youth from the organisation Sri Lanka Unites on the themes of reconciliation, justice, forgiveness, and inter-ethnic/inter-faith understanding at various levels of society. As part of a joint exercise on the kind of future they want and the transformative role they can plan, the group made clear that the level of global military spending does not reflect their priority of achieving peace and reconciliation.