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Monday, 05 May 2014 21:53

H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa

President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Young people are the leaders of our society, the drivers of change. They have the potential to change the world for the better, to fight for what is right, and to drive insecurities away.

It is with great pride that Sri Lanka looks forward to welcoming the participants for the World Conference on Youth 2014. As we expressed at the 68th United Nations General Assembly in the National Statement, Sri Lanka is fully committed in ensuring that the WCY 2014 emerges as a highly successful and a productive amalgamation of ideas for all the young people in the world.


We welcome all of you to Sri Lanka this May, to be part of a process that will ensure young people at the heart of decision making; to be part of a revolution towards making this the Golden Era for Youth Development.