Written by Staff Writer
23 May, 2016 | 2:23 pm
The final report of the News 1st Gammedda Door to Door campaign was handed over to the UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kang Kyung-Wha by The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited a short while ago ( May 23rd).
The report was handed over at the World Humanitarian Summit which is currently underway in Istanbul, Turkey.
Speaking on the report, the UN Assistant Secretary General noted that she would assist Sri Lanka by informing the UNDP and the World Bank on the findings in the report, with the hope that the Sri Lankan people will benefit.
The summit is a landmark UN event, aimed at changing the way humanitarian response and aid is managed globally.
Representing Sri Lanka will be the Capital Maharaja Organization, the sole Sri Lankan company selected to be represented at the summit.
The World Humanitarian Summit is the result of a process that began over two years ago. The Capital Maharaja Organisation was invited by the UN to be part of its regional consultation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and then, at the Global Consultation in Geneva last year as well.
Group Director TCMOL, Chevaan Daniel noted that the Chairman of TCMOL, Mr. Raja Mahendren conceptualized the Gammadda concept many years ago as they themselves did not understand nor witness the true depth of that vision.
Explaining further he noted that they were determined to achieve this for the people of Sri Lanka as they cannot sit by and accept people dying of kidney disease, accept the lack of drinking water, accept the loss of life caused by the human elephant conflict .
He added that technology has progressed far enough to solve many issues which is why this effort has been taken to the worlds highest international body, the UN and of course it is a testament to the hard work of the news first team and the university of peradeniya whose unstinted commitment to the cause has brought this campaign worldwide attention.
The summit in Istanbul will bring see hundreds of world leaders coming together to make a commitment to change the way humanitarian work is carried out, with the hope that help will reach those affected faster and more efficiently.
For more on the Summit : https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/summit
To follow the summit live : https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/live
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