The Honourable Mano Ganesan, Minister of National Co-existence Dialogue, graced the event and spoke, as did His Excellency David Daly, Ambassador of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, alongside Libuse Soukupova, Head of Cooperation, Guido de Vries, Director of ZOA, and Aaranya Rajasingam, Director of Viluthu. Special guests attending the event included high profile representatives from development organisations, as well as Ambassadors. 20 media organisations including print, television and radio covered the event in English, Sinhala and Tamil publications.