Minister Sagala Ratnayaka meets AIESEC envoys in lead-up to world’s biggest youth conference

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AIESEC Sri Lanka representatives with Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister 

Sagala Ratnayaka (centre right) 

AIESEC Sri Lanka Chairman Isuru Premathilaka and four envoys met Minister of Ports and Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake recently at the Prime Minister’s office. Accordingly, special discussions were held regarding the AIESEC International Youth Conference, to be held in Sri Lanka this year. 

The AIESEC International Youth Conference will be held in grand scale, and it possesses world-wide attraction during its long journey. The fundamental objective of this conference is to create young leadership, global reconciliation, and understand cultural varieties. This conference was hosted by Sri Lanka for the first time in 1995. Subsequently, the AIESEC organisation was established and expanded in Sri Lanka. Now, 23 years late, Sri Lankan youth will be able to experience the conference for the second time. 

Sri Lanka will host the 71st session of the AIESEC Youth Conference from 6 July to 14 July 2019. As a consequence, nearly 800 youth leaders representing around 120 countries will attend this session, which comprises of events such as Global Village, Youth Speaking Forum and World’s Biggest Lessons. 

AIESEC Sri Lanka can be included in the list of world’s leading youth organisations, and is an independent organisation which proceeds on non-profitable basis. This organisation comprises of 900,000 members, and proceeds with primary objectives such as enhancing leadership skills and creating a global stage for young leaders.