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De Lanerolle Brothers join Unity Mission Trust as Brand Ambassadors

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Familiar names to music lovers in Sri Lanka and across the world, Rohan and Ishan De Lanerolle have without doubt carved out a firm niche for themselves and in the hearts of fans as part of the contemporary Sri Lankan music scene. With a journey beginning in 2009, the De Lanerolle Brothers with their wide tonal range and perfect harmony in performance have since climbed from height to height with their portfolio. The De Lanerolle Brothers are based in Sri Lanka but are much-sought after performers for international arenas performing music native to theirs. Being born and bred as Sri Lankan, the Brothers alongside their music also have a deep and abiding love for their motherland. In this regard they have pledged their support as Brand Ambassadors to a cause that is near and dear to their hearts – the fostering of unity and integration through the work of Unity Mission Trust. EkamuthuOrayMakkal Unity Mission Trust (UMT) is a non-profit voluntary trust governed by a Board of Trustees and by a fully volunteer based executive and an operations committee, which is strengthened by a regional network of youth leaders spread across Sri Lanka as well as by a National Youth Leadership Council. The Trust has since May 2009been committed to fostering unity, integration, healing and reconciliation amongst the Youth of the Wanni and their Peers across Sri Lanka. The Trust uses a platform of personal capacity and self-confidence empowerment and leadership development at a series of four-day residential Unity Camps for 500+ youth at a time, from across Sri Lanka, as well as one-day Regional Unity through Leadership programs to achieve the end goals of fostering the building of bridges of friendship , unity, integration and healing. All of this is so important for Sri Lanka, particularly as those coming under the ambit of the work of UMT are youth leaders aged 17-20 from across Sri Lanka – the future of our nation! The Trust uses art and art therapy, music, drama, oratory, sports, team building and bonding exercises and leadership seminars delivered by outstanding Sri Lankans to create the unique platform on which all programs are conducted. The Trust has completed 19 major programs since May 2009 to date; has over 6,000 youth linked in through nine regional councils across Sri Lanka; has a network of nearly 350 partner schools and has 180 youth leaders between 20 to 25 years, volunteering at regional level and a core base of volunteers in Colombo as well as an annually elected National Youth Leadership Council of 18. Rohan and Ishan De Lanerolle stated: “The new relationship with UMTenables us to contribute to the future of our motherland in a new, very meaningful and exciting manner that will uplift and empower the socio-economic development of the current and future generations to develop themselves and the country in the name of unity.” Bertal Pinto-Jayawardena, Founder Trustee and Co-ordinator of UMT, expressed his delight that two world-renowned sons of Sri Lanka have joined hands to help create awareness of the work being done to build up equality and unity amongst sons and daughters of beautiful Mother Lanka. All work of the Trust with school students is approved by the Ministry of Education; Ministries of Education of Northern and Southern Provinces; Governors of North, South and Central Provinces, Zonal Educational Offices and School Principals. Caring and concerned Sri Lankans can be a part of this effort of fostering the building up of a ‘New Sri Lanka’ and in achieving the dreams of re-building unity and integration amongst youth leaders across the nationby accessing more information on partnership/support opportunities reflected in the websitewww.unitymission.lk.

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