Our work in Canada is guided by the fact that it is home to more than 250,000 Canadians of Sri Lankan origin. We recognize that it is important for these multiple communities, especially their youth, to engage and participate in dialogue with each other in a constructive, empathetic, and honest manner on issues of mutual interest to the diaspora community in Canada.

We also recognize the importance of the island of Sri Lanka to our shared identity as part of the Canadian multicultural mosaic. Through our programs, we explore ways in which the diaspora community can directly contribute to the further development of Sri Lanka based on principles of pluralism and equality.