Training for Youth, Women and Members of Other
Marginalized Communities on Regulating Political Finance
for the Empowerment of Inclusive Democratic Process in
Sri Lanka

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence and Janavaboda Kendraya conducted a one-day discussion with youths, women and members of PWD organisations on the impact of the unavailability of Campaign Finance regulations for women, youth and PWDs participation in politics on November 19, 2022, at Janavaboda Kendraya. Empowering youth, women and PWDs for advocacy campaigns on regulating campaign finance was the main objective of the discussion. Mr Jayantha Dehiattage AAL and DM Dissanayake, Chief of Operation at CMEV were facilitators of the discussion.  

A Civil Society Consultative Committee for Electoral Reforms

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) and Peoples Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) together with all other election observation and advocacy organizations held a discussion on forming a Civil Society Consultative Committee for Electoral Reforms on November 8, 2022, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. The main objective of the committee was to provide constructive intervention as civil societies for electoral reforms while raising a collective voice for a transparent and accountable electoral process. In addition to the Civil Society Organizations, the Chairman of the Delimitation Commission, Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya, the Election Commissioner General, Mr. Saman Sri Ratnayake, the Additional Election Commissioner of the Law and Investigation Division, Mr. B.P.C.Kularatne and the Director of  Planning  Mr. Channa P de Silva also participated in the discussion. CMEV and PAFFREL will continue this initiative with the support of all other CSOs to ensure the introduction of many required changes to the Sri Lankan Electoral system with public consultations.

Be a Volunteer to Promote Democracy and Earn a Course on Electoral Study

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) calls for applications from Interested youth to participate in a certificate course on Electoral Studies and Democracy Empowerment.

Following a competitive selection process, the course will be offered free of charge for selected 240 participants.

Interested candidates are requested to scan below QR code or Click the link at the top to access the google form or send a CV not exceeding two pages and a short cover letter to the following email address before September 30, 2022.

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/br97hfKc2nAudbxw5

Email : cmev@cpalanka.org

ஜனநாயகத்தை உயர்த்தும் ஒரு தொண்டராய், தேர்தல் பாடநெறிகள் தொடர்பான ஒரு கற்கைநெறியினை பெற்றிட

தேர்தல் வன்முறைகளைக் கண்காணிப்பதற்கான நிலையத்தினால்(CMEV), தேர்தல் பாடநெறிகள் மற்றும் ஜனநாயகத்தை வலுப்படுத்தல் தொடர்பான சான்றிதழ் கற்கைநெறியில் இணைந்து கொள்ளவதற்கு ஆர்வமுள்ள இளையோரிடமிருந்து விண்ணப்பங்கள் வரவேற்படுகின்றன.

போட்டித்தெரிவு முறைமையினூடாக தெரிவுசெய்யப்படும் 240 விண்ணப்பதாரிகள் இக் கற்கைநெறியினை இலவசமாகவே கற்றுக்கொள்ளமுடியும்

ஆர்வமுள்ள விண்ணப்பதாரிகள் மேலுள்ள இணைப்பினூடாக(Link) அல்லது விரைவுஎதிர்வினை குறி(QR Code) இனூடாக கூகுள்-படிவத்தை(Google Form) அணுகி அல்லது இரண்டு பக்கங்களுக்கு மேற்படாத சுயவிபரக்கோவையினை ஒரு குறுகிய முகப்புக் கடித்தத்துடன்(short cover letter) கீழே குறிப்பிட்டுள்ள மின்னஞ்சல் முகவரிக்கு புரட்டாதி மாதம் 30ஆந் திகதி, 2022 க்கு முன்னர் அனுப்பி வைக்கும்படி வேண்டப்படுகிறார்கள்.

கூகுள்-படிவத்தை அணுகுவதற்கு: https://forms.gle/br97hfKc2nAudbxw5

இரண்டு பக்கங்களுக்கு மேற்படாத சுயவிபரக்கோவையினை ஒரு குறுகிய முகப்புக் கடித்தத்துடன் cmev@cpalanka.org

ස්වේච්ඡා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී ප්‍රවර්ධකයෙකු වී මැතිවරණ අධ්‍යයන පාඨමාලාවකට ඇතුල්වන්න

මැතිවරණ අධ්‍යයන හා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රිවාදය බලගැන්වීම පිළිබඳ සහතිකපත්‍ර පාඨමාලාවක් සඳහාමැතිවරණ ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා නිරීක්ෂණ මධ්‍යස්ථානය (CMEV) ඒ සඳහා උනන්දුවක් ඇති තරුණ තරුණියන්ගෙන් අයදුම්පත් කැඳවනු ලැබේ.

තරඟකාරී තෝරාගැනීමේ ක්‍රම වේදයකින් පසු තරුණ තරුණියන් 240 දෙනෙකුට නොමිලයේ මෙම පාඨමාලාව හැදෑරීමට අවස්ථාව හිමිවනු ඇත.

උනන්දුවක් දක්වන අයදුම්කරුවන්ට පහත QR කේතයෙන් හෝ ඉහත දක්වා ඇති සබැඳියෙන් ප්‍රවේශ වී ගූගල් පෝරමය පුරවා හෝ පිටු 2 ක් නොයික්මවන ජීව දත්ත සටහන සහ සංක්‍ෂිප්ත කැමැත්ත ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමේ ලිපියක් පහත ඊ මේල් ලිපිනයට 2022 සැප්තැම්බර් 30 දිනට පෙර එවීමෙන් අයදුම් කළ හැක.

පහත ක්‍රම තුලින් අයදුම් කරන්න

ගූගල් පෝරමය සබැඳිය: https://forms.gle/br97hfKc2nAudbxw5

විද්‍යුත් තැපෑල: cmev@cpalanka.org වෙත යොමු කරන්න

How Women Political Representation and the Youth Representation effect on the Constitution

Mrs.Sriyanie Wijesundara, Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), speaks about the effect of the Constitution on Women’s Political Representation and Youth Representation. This video is created to enhance citizens’ awareness of constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka.

Click here to watch in English, Tamil

A Monograph on Functional Democracy in Sri Lanka.

This monograph discusses electoral systems in Sri Lanka. With the introduction of the universal franchise in 1931, Sri Lanka is considered the oldest democracy in Asia. Since then, numerous elections have been held in Sri Lanka under different electoral and constitutional arrangements.

This monograph provides a history of the different electoral systems that have been used in Sri Lanka, explains how they have functioned and looks at the issues they have raised. It will focus mainly on the electoral systems used to elect members of a legislature and look specifically at the Sri Lankan Parliament.

The purpose of this monograph is to help Sri Lankan voters understand debates about electoral reform and contextualise the principles that underpin these debates and strengthen their knowledge for effective participation in it.

This monograph covers the following questions:

  1. What is an electoral system?
  2. What kinds of electoral systems are there?
  3. What electoral systems have been used in Sri Lanka?
  4. What is the First Past the Post (FPTP) system?
  5. What is the Proportional Representation (PR) system?
  6. What is the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system?
  7. What are the major issues around electoral reform in Sri Lanka?
  8. What principles should be considered for electoral reform in Sri Lanka?

Download the Trilingual Monograph in here