Thursday, July 23, 2009
FLC Countdown: 16 Days, Reflections
If the Future Leaders Conference of 2009 is to be a success, then its crowning glory lies in the detail. The leadership of Sri Lanka Unites met today to discuss a wide range of topics related to the upcoming conference. Many different topics were discussed in detail, from the proper and most appealing design for use on the promotional bands to the specific bookkeeping details of recording donations. Throughout a lot of technical details meant to make the conference the best that it can possibly be, the atmosphere maintained a warm and familiar feel. It occurred to me that not only was Sri Lanka Unites promoting a unified, national community, but that they embodied a supportive community themselves. Larger victories are often reflected in smaller successes, and the family of Sri Lanka Unites is a reflection of their dream for the nation. A national community that is supportive, and offers constructive criticism with the aim of building the nation is surely a better alternative then the destructive and violent tendencies experienced by people on both sides of the conflict for the past 25 years.