Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) initiated a voter education programme called ‘Provincial Council Elections Voter Education and Outreach Programme’ with the support of USAID-DAI (SDGAP). The main focus is to invoke awareness for women candidates who are willing to contest in the next provincial councils elections to be held island-wide. CMEV is planning to conduct a series of district-level awareness workshops inviting selected prospective candidates across the country.
The eleventh in this series of workshops was conducted in Mannar District at the conference hall of Regional English Support Center in Mannar on 19th October 2018. Over 50 women activists including women members of Local government, active supporters of political parties and women CSO leaders attended the event
. Mr. D.C.Aravindaraj, Assistant Commissioner and S.A.D. Praveena represented the Election Commission of Sri Lanka while Mr.Manjula Gajanayake facilitated the event.