Samadeepa then raised its head in Colombo as the name of a News Journal focusing attention on importance of unity among different trade unions. It was working for promoting unity among workers irrespective of political affiliations.
Samadeepa, being a non governmental civil society organization (CSO) treat governance as the first priority in relation to both peace agenda and development agenda in the world.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Samadeepa took its origin in the north of Sri Lanka as the name of a magazine published by the Jaffna Secretariat Buddhist Association. Country would not have suffered the 3 decades of disastrous war if it accepted the ideas expressed through Samadeepa focusing attention on importance of inter- racial harmony , inter- religious understanding, peace and social justice
The publication of Samadeepa was launched in an evening of a day in the latter part of 1973. Mr. Wimal Amarasekara, Government Agent, Jaffna is addressing the crowd while Mr. K. Shanmuganathan, President of the Buddhist Association is giving the Tamil translation. Founder of Samadeepa, Chandrarathne Bandara is seated with Mr. A.C. Nagarasa, Assistant Director of Social Services, Mr. A.A Joseph, Additional Government Agent and Mr. U.R Rodrigo, Social Services Officer.
Samadeepa is located in the ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka just within half a Kilometer from the town. However, its original Head Quarters is still located in the remote village of Koanwewa close to the North East border. Click here to view location of Samadeepa
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