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We met with the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

The Pioneers Youth Team had a productive meeting with the officials of the Sri Lanka  Commission for the UNESCO on the 26th of December, 2019. We had the privilege to meet with Mr. Premalal Rathnaweera (Secretary General of SLNCU), Ms. Ashini Madanayake (Deputy Secretary General), Ms. Himali Jinadasa (UNESCO Focal Point in New Delhi) and Mr. Rohan Prithviraj (Former Secretary General of SLNCU).


The Sri Lanka National Commission for the UNESCO (SLNCU) is the government arm in implementing the UNESCO agenda within Sri Lanka. The commission, established on the 14th of November 1949, comes under the Ministry of Education and is chaired by the Honorable Minister of Education.


The SLNCU endorsed Pioneers EXPO 2019 and the officials of SLNCU took a keen interest on the initiative and its outcomes.


The officials of SLNCU reviewed Diyawanna Declaration and Sustainability Analysis Report of Pioneers EXPO 2018 and the latest Sustainability Analysis Report released at Pioneers EXPO 2019. They commended the event & the Analysis Report and expressed methodologies to strengthen the impact of the initiative.



Standing from left to right: - Ms. Himali Jinadhasa (UNESCO Focal Point in New Delhi), Nisara Wickramasinghe (Director of Public Relations of Pioneers Youth), Mr. Premalal Rathnaweera (Secretary General of SLNCU), Hiruni Herath (Executive Director of Pioneers Youth), Minidu Heiyanthuduwa (Director of Project Management, Pioneers Youth), Mr. Rohan Prithviraj (Former Secretary General of SLNCU) and Ms. Ashini Madanayake (Deputy Secretary General).


The SLNCU officials guaranteed their full support towards the mission of Pioneers Youth and invited Pioneers Youth to be a part of the various island-wide programmes initiated by them.


We wish to thank everybody at the Sri Lanka National Commission for the UNESCO for giving us this opportunity.

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