On June 5, 2018, comdu.it met with His Excellency David McKinnon, Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, during his short visit to Toronto.

comdu.it spoke at length about its programming design and future outlook as well as its success in mobilizing the diaspora to engage back home through the lens of sustainable development. Some of our 2017 changemakers also described their own placement experiences and spoke movingly about the impact the program has had on their own perspectives. The High Commissioner also answered questions about ongoing post-war issues affecting the vulnerable communities we work with, and discussed other bilateral issues of interest.

The Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka continues to be a strong supporter of our work, and we look forward to working with High Commissioner McKinnon during his term in office.