On the 21st of May 2019, representatives of the private sector took a pledge for unity. Mrs. Dhara Wijayatilake, CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, explained the initiative thus, “Last Thursday, a group of nine Chambers met to discuss the present situation in the country. We decided that much has to be done to reunite a temporarily fragmented Sri Lanka,” she said. “We discussed that the events that happened one month ago and also last week are not representative of the people we are, as Sri Lankans. We decided that we will ask the business community to take a pledge that we will work towards the goal of uniting our people and that we will thereby inspire everyone in this country to do the same.”

The pledge was taken in all three languages by over 300 corporates who assembled for that purpose at the atrium of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel at 10 a.m.

 

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PREAMBLE

 

The Pledge was as follows:

WHEREAS recent events that occurred in Sri Lanka have caused peace loving Sri Lankans to take serious note of a possible threat to its unity

 

BELIEVING that a vast majority of Sri Lankans stand for unity, peace and harmony and that our country can continue as a safe nation for all, with commitment to that cause by all peace loving people

 

ACCEPTING that the Business community has a role to play in confirming that commitment and playing a proactive role in peace building

 

WE, AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TAKE THIS PLEDGE TODAY TO WORK TOWARDS A UNITED SRI LANKA.

 

 

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