Who we are...
Our membership is open and all are welcome, religious as well as non-religious, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, secularists, skeptics, humanists, and individuals who are questioning and searching beliefs with open mind. We campaign for a Secular Sri Lanka, moving forward with an amended Secular Constitution, promoting Science and Reason as the central doctrine in democratic governance. Religion should be strictly a private matter of Sri Lanka's citizens, and The Republic needs strict separation from religion to foster freedom for religion and freedom from religion. We encourage and promote a much needed dialogue for a constitutional amendment to separate religion from Sri Lankan State.
The ideological differences that we have within us is an encouragement as long as we agree on the common goal of secularization of Sri Lankan public affairs. We should never stop challenging our own views. If we don't do that, as a nation we would become close-minded ourselves. If everyone here thinks the same it would be uninteresting, and moreover it would be a formula for stagnation as we would become more and more self-centered, and would become oblivious to the real challenges ahead of us in achieving our goals.
Those who disagree with us that Sri Lanka is not going to be benefited by secularization; if you are honest about your opinion, then we have one thing in common; we all like to make Sri Lanka a better place. You can still join our group. We can discuss, debate or agree to disagree with each other. However, we don't have to undermine each other with false allegations. We just agree on ends, but only disagree on means to get there.
Our goal is to foster a Secular Society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. We do not encourage partisan politics in these discussions, or allow race or ethnicity based division, ethnic recognition or identification of ourselves or other Sri Lankans, and consider these ethnic identities are completely outdated and irrational divisions for a modern, progressive and forward looking Sri Lanka.
We encourage both majority and minority participation based on traditional divisions still exist in our society, and highlight the need to campaign for the equal rights, equal opportunity, affirmative action and freedom for the underrepresented groups living in a free and democratic Sri Lanka. We do not in any form support ethnic politics or ethnically divided political environment within Sri Lanka