May 31, 2024

Kurunegala City Witnesses Stirring Advocacy Campaign for Disability Rights

In a compelling display of unity and determination, over 100 passionate members of AKASA
youth organization and AKASA parents organization converged in front of the iconic clock tower
in Kurunegala City on March 6
th, 2024 from 1.30.p.m -2.30.p.m to champion the rights of persons with disabilities. The event, which lasted for an hour, resonated with fervent calls for inclusivity, accessibility, and equal opportunities.

Amidst the bustling cityscape, individuals from diverse backgrounds came together, unified by a
shared commitment to fostering a more inclusive society. Their silent protest was so peaceful as
they emphasized the importance of recognizing and upholding the rights of persons with

Participants, ranging from activists to community leaders, utilized various mediums to convey their message, including poignant speeches, stirring chants, and impactful posters. Their impassioned pleas reached the hearts of onlookers, igniting a sense of solidarity and collective responsibility.

The campaign served as a rallying cry for change, urging policymakers and stakeholders to prioritize the needs of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society. From accessible infrastructure to inclusive education and employment opportunities, the members emphasized the importance of creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

As the clock tower chimed the passing of each minute, the fervor of the crowd remained unwavering, symbolizing a steadfast commitment to advancing the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Through their collective action and unwavering determination, the members sent a powerful message – one of hope, resilience, and the unwavering belief in a future where inclusivity reigns supreme.