Promoting a Common Vision for Tolerance and Harmony among all Religions in Sri Lanka

Goals and outcome

Religious Harmony prevails at village and Diocesan level through understanding and accepting 'Unity in Diversity' among different religious faith communities by 2020

Specific objective

  • Attitudinal change and understanding among the public on the importance of religious tolerance for Peace

  • Greater understanding and respect for freedom of worship and practise of all religions

  • Religious tension eased and proactive actions initiated by Inter Religious Forums (IRFs) at village levels with equal participation of both men and women

  • Equal opportunities created for Children and Youth of both genders in the target villages to take part in the process of promoting Religious Harmony island-wide

  • The approach, the process and experience of Caritas Sri Lanka for Religious Amity becomes a model and example to other organizations and countries with similar context

Project Areas

Negombo Deanery / Negombo DS Division

Negombo East Deanery/ Katana DS Division


project activities

1.      Involving local media to promote inter religious harmony
2.      Meetings with Government, civil society and other like-minded organizations and form an advisory committee in the Diocesan Level
3.      Quarterly Meetings with Diocesan level Advisory Committees
4.      Establishment of 13 new IRFs (One in each DC)
5.      Exposure Visits for IRF Members / Religious Leaders
6.      Bi-Monthly (Once in two Months) Meetings of IRFs
7.      2nd Language Training for the new IRF
8.      Implementation of IRF Activities
9.      Common Celebration Religious Festivals
10. Use of performing arts to disseminate messages on common religious values
11.  Children’s and Youth Societies established in the DC level to promote Religious Amity
12.  Monthly Activities for Children’s and Youth Societies
13.  Exhibition on Religious Amity for Sunday Schools
14.  Visibility and IEC materials to promote inter religious harmony






Media Discussion with Inter-Religious Leaders – 28/03/2019


Creating a Conducive Environment on Religious Amity Media Discussion with Inter-Religious Leaders – 28/03/2019

Exposure Visit Jaffna to Colombo 30/31-10-2018


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