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The Sri Lankan co-operative movement recently celebrated the launch of COOP YES - the Co-operative Youth Empowerment Society. The main goal is the upliftment of youth in Sri Lanka in terms of their knowledge, skills and living standards. Mr. S L Naseer, Commissioner of Cooperative Development and Registrar of Co-operative Societies has supported the development of COOP YES. It currently has 23 founding members, including  the Hon. Minister of Co-operatives. In order to develop a three-year action plan, a one-day workshop was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, which was attended by cooperators and expert consultants. 23 members were elected as Board of Directors   and responsibilities assigned to them to look in to different disciplines of development.