Senarath Attanayake and Nirmi Vitharana: Talk Back with Jayasiri

CMEV is facilitating a series of programs focusing on current issues, giving special focus to electoral reforms and the reconciliation process of the country.
Uva Provincial Council member Mr. Senarath Attanayake and International Center for Ethnic Studies (ICES) researcher Ms. Nirmi Vitharana expressed their ideas on the ongoing consultation work related to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and their experience on how to mainstream political rights of PwDs into the electoral process.
Both of them are activists on disability issues and Mr. Senarath is the only elected member in PCs across the country who makes use of a wheel chair. Nirmi is engaged in extensive research and consultation work on disability issues. Both of them were founding members of ‘Enabled Elections’ ; highly activated during the last 2 national elections in partnership with CMEV, in order to facilitate the voting rights of PwDs.

The program was presented by W. Jayasiri and was produced by Lanka Puvath Ltd. under the invitation of CMEV. They are the only state news agency of Sri Lanka which was established in 1978 and is a member of the Organisation Asia – Pacific News Agencies- OANA Pool.

Saman Rathnayake: Talk Back with Jayasiri

Centre for Monitoring Violence (CMEV) is facilitating a series of programs focusing on current issues, giving special focus to electoral reforms and the reconciliation process of the country.
The Additional Election Commissioner of the Election Commission Mr. Saman Rathnayake expressed his ideas on the ongoing registration process of voters, strategies and innovative actions taken by the commission to accommodate all marginalized/ vulnerable groups into the election process under the theme of an ‘Inclusive Election’. Mr. Rathnayake is the focal point at the commission, with regard to matters related to Persons with Disabilities.

The program was presented by W. Jayasiri and was produced by Lanka Puvath Ltd. under the invitation of CMEV. They are the only state news agency of Sri Lanka which was established in 1978 and is a member of the Organisation Asia – Pacific News Agencies- OANA Pool.

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu: Talk Back with Jayasiri

CMEV is facilitating a series of programs on current issues, giving special focus to electoral reforms and the reconciliation process of the country.
As a part of this program, Dr. P. Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives expressed his ideas on the ongoing work related to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms. Dr. Saravanamuttu is the secretary of the task force comprising of 11 members.

The program was presented by W. Jayasiri and was produced by Lanka Puvath Ltd. which is the only state news agency of Sri Lanka established in 1978 and a member of the Organisation Asia – Pacific News Agencies- OANA Pool.

Empowering youth towards inclusion and advocacy

CMEV was able to facilitate the project ‘Assista’ (Atha Hitha), recently implemented by Enable Lanka Foundation. The main objective of this project is to facilitate resources to make youth in selected districts of the country proactive youth leaders who will work as active stakeholders to bring in solutions faced by the communities in the district pertaining to civic and political engagement, employment and inclusion. The first event took place in Galle recently and this short documentary was produced at the said event.

 

The Enumeration Process 2016: What You Should Know

As the Election Commission is updating the electoral register for 2016, all eligible Sri Lankans are invited to get themselves registered in this list. It is the only list which can be used for any of future election which will be conducted after the month of October 2016.

Exercise of franchise is a main civic right and the theme of this year introduced by the Election Commission is ‘The electoral process where no elector is to be left behind’. In order to make people aware of this, popular radio channel ‘RAN One  FM’ dedicated their morning show called7:17to discuss matters related to electoral registry of 2016. The National Coordinator of CMEV Mr. Manjula Gajanayake attended this program and this is the audio recording of said program.

Your Vote is Your Voice!

Your Vote is Your Voice!

Universal franchise is a civic right.
Sovereignty of people which is certified by the constitution could virtually be exercised though franchise in order to exercise franchise it is mandatory to have the name in the electoral register.

Inquire with Grama Niladhari of your area or the relevant District Elections Office if you have not received a form for enumeration of electors for your household.

It is a civic right and also a responsibility to insert names in the electoral register and to exercise the franchise.