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A group of 41 members belonging to 16 Vigilant Committees and Youth Groups in six estates in the Dioceses of Ratnapura, Galle, Badulla and Kandy attended a 3-day training workshop held at SEDEC from 22nd to 24th April 2015, the objective being to build their capacity to identify existing and emerging issues facing their communities as well as addressing or handling these in a prudent and strategic manner.
The training workshop was held under the ‘Green Gold Harvesters’ project supported by Misereor, Germany. Dr A S Chandrabose, Senior Lecturer in the Open University of Sri Lanka was the principal resource person at the sessions, with additional facilitation by Dr Sumathy Sivamohan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Peradeniya who also produced the Tamil documentary film “INGIRINTHU” which deals with life on the estates and the issues faced by the plantation population.