Five Sri Lankan Youth leaders who are recognized as The Global Changemakers namely Sarah Jameel, Lihini Ratwatte, Sulakshana Senanayake, Sikander Sabeer and Mohamed Husni initiated this remarkable event by rallying round fellow youth.
Of course 1500 Sri Lankan youth formally registered, stood together, united, and formed the word "YOUTH" at the Grounds of the University of Colombo in the afternoon of International youth Day : 12 August,2011 by creating a new World Record. There was an earlier Guinness Record created in the word by forming the word YOUTH by 1250 persons in France.
Among the distinguished Guests presented at the grounds to witness the creating of this new world record were Hon.J.Sri Ranga (Parliamentarian) Prof.Ms.Kashinka Hirimburegama (Vice Chancellor of Colombo University), Mr.Lalith Piyum Perera (Chairman/Director General , National Youth Services Council, Prof.Dr.Geethanjana Mendis (Director-Ministry of Sports), Peace Ambassador Dr.Deshapriya S. Wijetunge (Director General-SUNFO/Coordinator -South Asian Peace Youth Camp, Global Youth Services Day , GCAP, International Youth Peace Festival & Global Citizens Youth Assembly),Mr.Kishore Roy (Manager-British Council) and Jeewanashuri Ms.Ranmali Gunawardena (Project Director of Youth, SUNFO).
Youth from many Institutions including Global Change Makers of British Council, SUNFO-GCAP, , University of Colombo, SLMUN, Protract, Interact, AIESEC, IYV+10, Leo, Sri Lanka Youth and the Girl Guide Association.
Sri Lanka-United Nations Friendship Organisation (SUNFO) organized an Exhibiting Point, SUNFO Youth Congress Volunteers played a role in Volunteer Organizing Committee and as promoted the event by securing many youth participation through SUNFO and its Java Force, CSDP, MDG Forum etc.
Arial photographs taken by Helicopter flying over the Ground as well as by elevated Camera View Points and satellites in this remarkable world record which showed the Unity among Diversity of Sri Lankan Youth on the International Youth Day.
The Message of the United Nations Secretary General was delivered by the UNIC Officials at the beginning and event ended up after receiving Token of appreciations/ recognitions and Certificate of Participation by Supporters, partners ,and Youth and honouring to the National Anthem.