Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: First anniversary of cease-fire agreement

The year 2002 started with hope of Peace when the LTTE declared a unilateral ceasefire on 24th December 2001. Thereafter, on 22nd February 2002 the Cease-fire Agreement was signed between the Government and the LTTE with the mediation of Norwegian Government.
People experienced the wonderful benefit of Peace after almost 20 years of war. The guns were silenced and no fear of bombs was experienced and people started realising the value of Peace. The opening of the North road transport enabled free movement and people could communicate and understand each other between the North and the South.

At this happy moment we joyfully join all peoples who are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the Ceasefire Agreement in Sri Lanka.

We also take this opportunity to thank all our international YMCA family members, especially to you for all your prayers and continued support in our journey towards an internal peace.

Yours sincerely,

Aruna Shantha Nonis
Senior Secretary
The National Council of YMCAs of Sri Lanka