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About us

National Intellectuals Organization (NIO) is civil group of concern intellectuals, professionals, civil and political activists and citizens committed to change in Sri Lanka society to ensure the citizens’ social, economic, political and environmental rights. NIO believes that a drastic change in the current socio-economic structure is necessary and hence we are committed to supporting active citizens, and engaged civil society and political organizations to achieve a more peaceful, democratic society equipped with collectiveness, humanity and rule of law. By developing and using new knowledge, tools, and approaches, we change people’s lives and improve development assistance in fundamental ways. To achieve this, NIO works in core practice areas: politics, governance, Peace & resilience and Learning. Be believe further that a broad peoples’ movement is essential to achieve these objectives and NIO is ready play the nucleolus role for the formation of such peoples’ alliance.​