A diverse group of individuals joined the Easter Sunday Tragedy Youth Support Group last Saturday, May 4th.
The participants were able to openly talk about their feelings without any reservations. They also opened the platform to discuss different ways to help rebuild Sri Lanka.
While most parts of the discussion remained confidential, the group made a list of actions to help Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan citizens and dual citizenship holders must exercise their right to vote by voting to change the political situation in the country.
“We need the Sri Lankan government to allow 1.7 million Sri Lankans living overseas to vote in the Sri Lankan elections. Many other countries including the United State allow their citizens to cast votes at US Embassies around the world – The group also discussed the importance of being able to vote which is the only way they can help change the political course of the country.
Rebranding Sri Lanka, was one of the main topics discussed at the forum.
” We must help promote Sri Lankan culture, cuisine, all the vibrant tourist destinations and the amazing hospitality we are known for throughout social media, workplaces, and communities. ” said one of the attendees.
The group also talked about social media etiquette. –
“We should not share posts of hatred, fear, and violence. Lets actively contain such socially wounding messages. We should also need to report posts on social media that spread violence, hate speech, and fake news.”
There were few local artists present at the event, who agreed to create inspiring and patriotic content to promote solidarity and unity in Sri Lanka.
Last but not least, the group also discussed ways to identify and help individuals who are in need of financial help.