As a part of the short term action plan being implemented with the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, CMEV initiated a new programme to create awareness among police officers who are engaging in election related duties during Elections. CMEV is planning to discuss the new election system introduced under the Local Authority Election (Amended) No. 22 of 2012, the main features of the election process as well as the political rights of persons with disabilities, in this awareness workshop series. The first event of the new initiative was conducted for the heads of election branches in police stations in the Gampaha district at the Covanro Hotel in Veyangoada, Gampaha on 06 th December 2016.
Mr. Saman Ratnayake, Additional Commissioner and Mr. Vajira Gunawardene, Deputy Commissioner of the Election Commission, Mr. Muditha Pussalla, Senior Superintend of Police, Mrs . Gayani Premathilaka, Legal Officer of the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Dr.P. Saravanamuttu, Convener of CMEV and Mr. Manjula Gajanayake, National Coordinator of CMEV attended as resource persons in this event. This new programme is organised by CMEV in partnership with the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka police and CBM.