The March 12 Movement convened a press conference to address numerous post-election issues yesterday in Colombo.
The main objectives of the press conference were;
To request the political parties to refrain from appointing any members with track records on corruption and other kinds of misconduct, regardless of them winning seats, in new councils as Chairman or vice chairman of councils.
To pressurize political parties not to ignore well established women quota and ensure its full operation without any difficulty.
Steering Committee Members of March 12 Movement Rohana Hettiarchchi, Manjula Gajanayake, Ariyapala Gamage and programme manager Upekshi Fernando attended this event.
March 12 movement is a voluntary public movement comprising of various government and nongovernment organizations and institutions. The eminent persons who have extended their services beyond the realms of their respective organizational commitments, are also contributing to this movement in their individual capacities. March 12 movement which was initiated with the view to fostering a clean political culture in Sri Lanka, embarked on its mission of social activism with the March 12 declaration that was launched on the 12th of March in the year 2015 with the unanimous agreement of leaders of all the political parties in the country.
Watch three videos from the conference here;
Download the Local Authorities Election 2018 – Media Communique as at 4.00pm in English and Tamil.
Northern Province Coordinator for the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Nirmala Bernard Joseph gives a situation update as at the close of polls for the Local Government elections. Video in Tamil.
Head of operations at the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence ( CMEV), Manjula Gajanayake shares an update at the close of polls during the local Government election on February 10. Video in Sinhalese.
Executive Director for the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu gives a short update as at the close of polls during the local government elections, held on February 10.
Download the Local Authorities Election 2018 – Media Communique as at 2.00pm in English, Sinhala and Tamil.