Empowering women activists through voter education – Vavuniya District Programme

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 ninth in this series of workshops was conducted in Vavuniya District at Royal Garden Hotel in Vavunia   on 10th October 2018. Over 60 women activists including women members of Local government, attended in this one-day awareness training. Prof. Rathnajeewan Hoole, Member of Election Commission and Mr. Saman Sri Rathnayake,  Additional Commissioner of Elections (Local Government), Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Aravind Raj, Assistant Election Commissioner, Udeni Thewarapperuma, Attorney At Law  and Manjula Gajanayake, National Coordinator of CMEV were  delivered  speeches  in this event.  CMEV organised this event in partnership with both Vavuniya and Mannar District Election Officers.