Empowering Women Candidate for upcoming Local Elections

  06 June 2017

Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government authorities was organized a program series to make awareness on 25 per cent quota of women participation in upcoming election. 26 programs were held island wide and female activists who represent main political parties were participated for this program series. This great project was funded by Canadian high Commission.

The inauguration of this program series was held at the head office of Sri Lankan freedom party with the participation of His Excellency president Maithripala Sirisena. Then another milestone of this program series was held at Sirikotha alias the head office of United National Party with honorable parliamentarians. Hon. Minister Duminda Dissanayake, Hon. Minister Sudarshini Fernandopullei, and Hon. Deputy Minister Drs. Anoma Gamage and District level political leadership were actively contributed to earn success of this great project.

In this program series, participants were raised their awareness on New amendments of Local Government Act, Newly introduced election system, Challenges and solutions as well as core values of Local Governance. Participated women candidates were gained their potentials from those workshops excepting any dissension of language, political ideas and ethnicity.