Mr. Ashan Perera

Mr. Ashan Perera

Mr. Ashan Perera

Ashan Perera is a youth leader and has led his own youth movements for 16 years from the age of 8. Serving his community, working with the underprivileged and taking Sri Lanka out to the world through the work he has been doing, has been Ashans mission thus far. Ashan’s effort has been incessant since a very young age which has been his calling, to choose this path to serve humanity that has not gone un-noticed. He commenced this journey by driving a vision that led him to form his first ‘Club’ as a young boy in his back yard, and from there on evolved over time to reach its present status, conducting his work under the name ‘The Road to Rights’. The organization encompasses all that is required to contribute to his work, which focuses on Value Based Education.

Ashan is an advocate of many inspiring programs pertaining to the ‘Rights’ of youth. His sensitivity towards his opinion of how he sees ‘Human Rights’ is NOT about Violation and Violence but pursues to find various avenues to contribute to the future of his generation, built upon meaningful VALUES that would be accessible and serve the Humanitarian needs of others.

Ashan Perera, an alumni of one of the most prestigious public schools in the country; Royal College; is a Youth leader, Youth Activist and Human Rights Advocate of Sri Lanka. Ashan in these past few years has devoted his entire life to serving society. Many doors have opened to him to seek and discuss possibilities on how he could realize this vision and to achieve his goals. Ashan is also a student of University of Colombo, Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute, Institute of Personnel Management, University of London law program.

Ashan’s work captured the attention of many. Some of the high points of his work were proven in being selected as a Senate Member of The National Youth Parliament of Sri Lanka and in 2012. He was awarded the ‘International Human Rights Hero Award’ in Brussels in 2012, In recognition of contributions made to world peace, human rights and children both locally and internationally. He was also awarded and recognized as one of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Sri Lanka in 2014 (TOYP). He also received the United Nations SDG Action Award out of 125 countries in Bonn, March 2018.

He was the Asia ambassador at the International Youth NGO Summit 2015 held in Chennai, India. Having experience serving as a Committee member at the International Gathering for Peace and Human Rights in AFRICA. He was a Contributor to the drafting of the National Youth Policy, the Colombo Declaration on Youth, the SAARC Youth Charter and the National Policy and Strategy on Health of Young Persons in Sri Lanka. He was also nominated to become the Commonwealth Youth council chairperson in 2015.

Currently, He is a member of United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth as well as a Women Deliver Young Leader 2018.  He is a Global Youth Advocate for MY World 2015 Campaign and SDGs. Today, The Road to Rights youth-led organization is established in 17 different countries. He’s also participating and speaking at many different summits, forums and side events which includes the activities during the UN General Assembly and High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). He is also a member of The World We Want policy and Strategy group. These are merely a few of the accolades he has received over the years.

“We have the power to affect change, while I believe that we have the capacity to influence the positive development of the human mind through positive change; together we have the power to reach out as a unified global network of youth representing our nations to be the ‘A Voice for the Voiceless and Affect Change’ for Peace and Global Harmony in our societies”