The United Nations olunteers UNV Sri Lanka celebrated the 50th Global Anniversary of UNV at a glittering Awards Ceremony on 7th December 2021 at the Galle Face Hotel. It also coincided with 10th Anniversary of International Year of Volunteers and V Awards.
Sri Lanka Scout Association received an award for being a partner organisation promoting volunteerism and the Award was received by Mr. Janaprith Fernando, Chief Commissioner presented by Mr. Robert Junkam, Head of UNDP.
Mr. M. F. S. Muheed Special Commissioner and Representative of Sri Lanka Scout Association to UNV received the Award for having served in the UNV Steering Committee for more than 10 years. The Award was presented by Ms. Hanaa Singer, UN Resident Representative.
Hon. Namal Rajapakse, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports was the Chief Guest. Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne Founder of Sarvodaya was presented with the Golden Volunteer Award. The Brand Ambassadors for UNV Bathiya and Santhush were also recognized with Awards. Mr. Yasarath Kamalsiri of Sirasa News 1st received the Award for Gam Madda.