The Points of Light is an award highlighting the inspiring work of people across the Commonwealth nations who volunteer to improve their communities. We are delighted to share with you that our very own Marini de Livera was honoured as one of the Points of Light this year. She is one of the few Sri Lankan laureates of the award.
In an interview with The Morning, Marini de Livera pointed out that the international recognition means a lot to Sisters at Law and that she hopes it will motivate more people to offer their time to the community. Sarah Hulton OBE, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, also shared her congratulations:
“My warmest congratulations to Ms. Marini de Livera for being selected as a Commonwealth Point of Light. The work she does through her organisation Sisters at Law, to provide legal assistance to women and children, raise awareness of human rights abuses, combat domestic violence and sexual abuse as well as educating children on their rights, is inspiring. Ms de Livera’s passion to create a better environment for women and children and the courage and dedication of individuals like her, gives encouragement to everyone working to help create a better world. I wish her and her team all the very best in future endeavours as they continue to uplift the lives of those in need.”