Fr. Reid Shelton Fernando, the patron of the National Movement for Social Justice initiated by Most Ven. Sobitha Thero introduced the day and said that the Human Rights Day, the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Today the general consent of all United Nations Member States, on the basic Human Rights, laid down in the Declaration, makes it even stronger and emphasizes the relevance of Human Rights in our daily lives. Therefore
Activities and highlights of the Human Rights office were screened and the documentary described the process in which the HRO has gathered people in to a movement to campaign to establish the Rule of law making a clear impact in our society.
The Chief guest Dr. Morhard, the German Ambassador to Sri Lanka in his speech thanked the Human Rights activists for bringing about a change and requested everyone to continue to work towards achieving a total change as still there are Human Rights violations. Further he said it is not only for Justice that we should work, but also to find the Truth.
The art, in the printed invitation sent out by the HRO was the first place of under 20 inter school Art competition held in 2014 in view of the International Human Rights day 2015, and the artist Afra Nawaz of Hillwood College Kandy described the perception of her Award winning Art.