Strengthening cooperation between civil society and government officials for effective inter-religious collaboration
This project, which began at the end of 2018, is well on its way. ACTED and our partner, the Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities (FSLGA), are working closely with government authorities at various levels, including district, provincial and national. With their support, the team has identified the Grama Niladhari, or village level, areas within Ampara and Batticaloa district, where the project be implemented. Villages where multiple communities live alongside each other, and therefore there is the increased risk of religious-based discrimination and unrest, were chosen as the project’s target areas. The identification of Grama Niladhari communities in Galle District is currently ongoing. Once the Grama Niladhari areas are identified within the 3 districts, ACTED will begin capacity building of Coexistence Societies in target villages to empower them as leading civil actors in inter-religious collaboration.