The idea of uniting all half a million Sri Lankan Muslim expatriates under one banner was born in 2004 in an email thread and started to take shape in 2014 after the Aluthgama incidents. The need and the urgency to form a united world body of Sri Lankan Muslims was conceptualized by a few community leaders. After discussion and deliberation among a group of like-minded Sri Lankan Muslims living across the globe. The World Forum for Sri Lankan Muslims (WFSLM) was launched at a gathering in Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom on 18 October 2019. The ceremony was graced by Her Excellency. Manisha Gunasekera. The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom and Rt. Honourable. Bob Black. MP. With the presence of a large gathering of Sri Lankan expatriates of all communities and delegates from worldwide.
WFSLM was established as an alliance body to bring together all overseas Sri Lankan Muslim organizations and individuals to have a unified voice in matters concerning the Muslims living in Sri Lanka. As an independent, apolitical body, it will harness all available resources of the Muslim diaspora and strengthen the collective voice to build and reinforce the foundations of a pluralistic, democratic, and prosperous society in Sri Lanka. The Aluthgama incidents and the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings have reminded the Sri Lanka diaspora of their collective responsibility to stand against all forms of racism, hate crime and extremism. Assist in the development of socially conscious, cohesive communities, and support the welfare of all Sri Lankans irrespective of their race, religion, ethnicity, social status, or political affiliation.
We encourage and endure our youth to actively get involved in all our activities and foster an environment and create opportunities to thrive and share responsibility and our vision in the service to humanity. WFSLM embraces diverse range of perspectives, knowledge, skills, expertise, experiences, talents, abilities and continually strengthening our standing in the global arena. We as a world Forum has the vision for our people to grow with us in Socio, Cultural and economic spurs in Pursuit Of sustainable peace.