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    South Asia Summit on Youth and Human Rights in Colombo Featured

    April 24, 2014

    President of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) Dr. Mary Shuttleworth speaking at a press conference on the "‘South Asia Summit on Youth and Human Rights 2014’ at the Government Information Department Auditorium, Wednesday  said that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. She alsopointed out that the first step would be to learn 30 rules of Human rights.  She also explained the strategy and action plan implemented by the HR commission worldwide up to now.  She said that  her last visit to Sri Lnaka was in 2006 and during a span of a short duration she was impressed  to see the development of the highways and the fast grown beauty of the country.  

    The summit will be held from 25th to 27th April at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports and its Opening Ceremony is scheduled to be held on 25th April from 9.00 am onwards at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksha Theatre. The event will be graced by the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Dr. Chris Nonis, together with  parliamentarians including  Minister of Youth Affairs and Skill Development Dullas Alahapperuma and  Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella, Founder and the President of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, Ambassadors and High Commissioners and many distinguished personalities representing various fields.  

     

    Further participation of 50 International Youth Delegates, 50 local delegates and many a number of observers from various countries is also expected.

     

    This summit is co-organized by YHRI, the Road to Rights youth Led Movement, YHRI South Asia chapters and supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Skills Development and National youth services council.

     

    Bruce Ferguson the South Asian Director of youth for Human Rights International, Ashan Perera the Founder of Road to Rights and the Co- chair of SASYHR 2014, Dushyanth Weeraman the Ambassador of the Road to Rights and Ms. Piumee Vithanage were presented at the press conference.

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