Interviews

GEWG Appeals to Political Parties to Nominate Women to Contest Local Council Elections

CMEV together with the Gender and Election Working Group(GEWG) conducted a press conference on 09 January 2023 to request all political parties to ensure better representation and safer participation for women in Local Government Elections. D.M. Dissanayake, Chief of Operation, CMEV stated that Sri Lanka is still considered a country with a lower women’s representation …

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The challenge of regulating election campaign expenditure: Why is Sri Lanka’s youth generation silent?

One of the focus areas of which the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has been vocal in parallel with the electoral reform process in Sri Lanka since several decades ago, is the need to regulate unlimited election campaign expenditure in Sri Lanka and to introduce an appropriate legislative mechanism. It is gratifying to note …

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Women’s political activism is underestimated by insecure politicians

Women’s political activism became more active in the country around 1919 with the island-wide movement for women’s suffrage. Even though it has been more or less the opportunity to contest elections since then, getting nominations for women activists is still not an easy task. The forthcoming Provincial Council election will certainly be a challenging occasion. …

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Mitigating Electoral Threats to Increase Women’s Participation in the Political Process

CMEV is passionate about women’s political activism in the country and continues to promote and encourage women’s political activism. Simultaneously, a series of workshops were held covering the entire island in the recent past. Here is a very short video made of the opinions shared by Surangi Samaratunga, a Member of the Anuradhapura Municipal Council …

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Manjula Gajanayake’s Interview on V FM Radio concerning the new local government election system.

Manjula Gajanayake, National Co-ordinator of CMEV together with Rohana Hettiarachchi, Executive Director of Paffrel were invited to speak on Siddahamulla, a popular morning talk show hosted by V FM on weekdays. Both of the representatives discussed the special features of the new election system to be put into practice at the upcoming local government elections …

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Manjula Gajanayake – Interview on ArtTV’s ‘Public Space’

Manjula Gajanayake, National Co-ordinator of CMEV, was invited to attend the programme ”Public Spacce” that’s aired weekly on ART TV which is a platform where current topics are discussed. Mr. Gajanayake spoke about the special features of the new election system which will be put into practice at the next local government election and about …

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Q&A with the Chairman of the Election Commission

The local government elections that is due to be held in the near future has given rise to numerous critical issues in the political sphere for 2 main reasons. Firstly, the uncertainty of the date of elections and secondly, the different definitions and interpretations’ which are made, based on the new law which will be …

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Manjula Gajanayake – Interview on RanOne FM’s ‘7.17’

Manjula Gajanayake, the National Co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence, was invited to share his views and insights on the upcoming Local Government Elections and the current situation of Provincial Councils elections, at  the radio talk-show ‘7.17’ aired on RanOne FM.  Listen to the interview in full here. In this programme, Manjula Gajanayake …

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