The final report on the re-engineering process of Sri Lanka Red Cross titled “New Directions” launched

By Mahieash Johnney, Communications & Information Manager in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka 23/11/2011: The final report of the re-engineering process of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society was handed over to the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Bekele Galeta by the President of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) Jagath Abeysinghe at the sidelines of the General Assembly in Geneva today. (23 November 2011)

IFRC Secretary General Bekele Galeta (Left) in conversation with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Delegation

The report is about the process of change that the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society has undergone over the past 18 months called “Re-engineering the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society”.

During the handing over ceremony the President of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society said that it was in no means was an easy task and, at times, it’s hard to believe we managed to effectively navigate this comprehensive and quite intensive process.

Furthermore the report depicts the transparency of the process and how it was done in order to downsize the scale of operations to a level, which is manageable.

The Secretary General of IFRC Bekele Galeta said “It’s a positive path the Sri Lanka Red Cross has taken to re-engineer its structure at this crucial time. This process depicts the credibility of this national society to be a responsible one and its commitment to be a success”

The Director General of SLRCS Tissa Abeywickrama, The Head of IFRC South Asia Azmat Ulla were also present at the handing over ceremony.

To read the report online click here

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