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‘People’s Forum for Reforms’ launched to catalyse positive change

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The launch of the People’s Forum for Reforms drew a diverse array of participants, including political party members, civil activists, media personnel, celebrities, and numerous distinguished guests

A momentous event unfolded last Saturday at the Auditorium of JAT Holdings Thalawathugoda as the ‘People’s Forum for Reforms’ was officially launched. The forum, hailed as a beacon of hope for Sri Lanka’s future, saw an assembly of distinguished guests from various sectors, all unified in their commitment to fostering a stronger civil movement for national progress.
Prof. Prathibha Mahanamahewa, the esteemed keynote speaker, delivered a stirring address to the attentive audience. Emphasising the urgent need for a robust civil movement, he underscored the pivotal role such movements play in shaping national policies and fortifying the rule of law within the country.
During his impassioned address, Prof. Mahanamahewa delved into the core responsibilities of Parliament; challenging its efficacy in fulfilling its primary obligations.  He posed a critical question to the audience: “has Parliament truly upheld its duties, particularly in terms of financial discipline and the enactment of laws? With a sense of urgency, Mahanamahewa asserted that Parliament had fallen short of meeting the basic aspirations of the public, 


Joining Prof. Mahanamahewa on stage was Manjula Gajanayaka, former National Coordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) and a respected researcher. Gajanayaka passionately conveyed the shared responsibility of politicians, intellectuals, entrepreneurs and businessmen in effecting positive change within Sri Lanka’s political and social landscape.
Sharmila Ganawala, a prominent member of the leadership committee, elucidated the vision and mission of the People’s Forum For Reforms. With eloquence, she articulated the forum’s vision of a proud state with dignified citizens and its mission of spearheading political, economic, and social reforms towards that end. Ganawala outlined the objectives of the movement, which include fostering a disciplined society with equal rights and opportunities for all citizens, grounded in principles of accountability and responsibility. She underscored the necessity of real systemic change, stressing the importance of policy reforms in achieving this transformative vision.
The event commenced with opening remarks by Bradley Emerson, setting the tone for an evening of insightful discourse and impassioned calls for action. Dr. Dilum Jayasekara concluded the proceedings with a heartfelt vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all attendees for their unwavering support and dedication to the cause of reform.
The launch of the People’s Forum for Reforms drew a diverse array of participants, including political party members, civil activists, media personnel, celebrities, and numerous distinguished guests. Their collective presence underscored the widespread acknowledgment of the urgent need for change and the shared commitment to realise a brighter, more equitable future for Sri Lanka.
As the momentum from this historic event continues to reverberate, it is evident that the People’s Forum for Reforms has emerged as a formidable catalyst for positive change, uniting individuals from all walks of life in pursuit of a better tomorrow for the nation. 

 


  Comments - 1

  • Smh Wednesday, 15 May 2024 02:35 PM

    First and foremost with much respect learn to sit up straight in a way that shows you are interested and engaged. Then we can talk about reforms.


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