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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2858

Sri Lanka gain membership in the World Peace Council

Colombo, 29 May, ( Sri Lanka has been admitted as a member of the World Peace Council. This organization has its head office in Greece and has more than 160 countries as its members. It is one of the biggest progressive organizations in the world. It represents world peace and opposes oppression, environmental pollution and destruction, separatism, communalism and forced intervention in countries.

The General Convention of the World Peace Council (WPC) was held in Caracas in Venezuela between 8th and 13th of April and approved the resolution to grant the membership of WPC to Sri Lanka said Ramalingham Chanthirasekaran the Deputy Chairman of the House and National list Member of Parliament of the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna.

Speaking to Asian Tribune he said in last March, the Executive Committee of the Asian Pacific region was held in New Delhi. For that meeting he said that Bimal Rathnayake MP, President of Peace and Solidarity Movement in Sri Lanka, participated and requested to grant membership for Sri Lanka.

The proposal was approved at the Asia-Pacific Executive Committee of the WPC and was forwarded to the General Convention of WPC held in Caracas where it was decided to present membership of WPC to Sri Lanka.

It has been further resolved to appoint Mr. Bimal Rathnayake as the President and Ramalingham Chanthirasekeran as the Vice President WPC in Sri Lanka.

World Peace Council is an anti-imperialist, democratic, independent and non-aligned international movement of mass action. It is an integral part of the world peace movement and acts in cooperation with other international and national movements. The WPC is the largest International Peace structure, based in more than 100 countries.

Since its creation in 1949-50, the WPC stood for peace, disarmament and global security; for national independence, economic and social justice and development, for protection of the environment, human rights and cultural heritage; solidarity with and support of those peoples and liberation movements fighting for the independence, sovereignty and integrity of their countries, and against imperialism.

- Asian Tribune

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