On the 2nd May at the International Vipassana Centre in Colombo, a representative gathering of dignitaries representing all major religions in Sri Lanka (Buddhist, Christian, Roman Catholic, Hindu and Islam) discussed the Sati Pasala initiative and the values of introducing mindfulness to schools and other sectors, in a non-sectarian & non-religious manner.
Sati Pasela Mindfulness Facilitators underwent an introduction to Sati Pasela, and the methodologies that can be used when sharing Mindfulness practice with school children.
On the 9th February, Commissioners of the Sri Lanka Scouts Association and Girl Guides Association met with the Sati Pasela team at Isurupaya, Ministry of Education.
The new term which begins next week will see several schools from Colombo and Gampaha districts which volunteered to join Sati Pasela, having class room and school based mindfulness sessions.
On the 3rd of August 2016 at Isurupaya (Ministry of Education) the Sati Pasela concept, genesis, pilot project in schools and feedback from students were presented to Honorable Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the Secretary Mr W M Bandusena.
On August 3rd Sati Pasela made a historic journey. It travelled to Anuradhapura district, to the Field Crops Research & Development Institute located in Mahailluppallama.
Discussions were held with some educational authorities, teachers and parents regards introducing Sati Pasela to schools that volunteer, in Galle.