The Enumeration Process 2016: What You Should Know

As the Election Commission is updating the electoral register for 2016, all eligible Sri Lankans are invited to get themselves registered in this list. It is the only list which can be used for any of future election which will be conducted after the month of October 2016.

Exercise of franchise is a main civic right and the theme of this year introduced by the Election Commission is ‘The electoral process where no elector is to be left behind’. In order to make people aware of this, popular radio channel ‘RAN One  FM’ dedicated their morning show called7:17to discuss matters related to electoral registry of 2016. The National Coordinator of CMEV Mr. Manjula Gajanayake attended this program and this is the audio recording of said program.

Your Vote is Your Voice!

Your Vote is Your Voice!

Universal franchise is a civic right.
Sovereignty of people which is certified by the constitution could virtually be exercised though franchise in order to exercise franchise it is mandatory to have the name in the electoral register.

Inquire with Grama Niladhari of your area or the relevant District Elections Office if you have not received a form for enumeration of electors for your household.

It is a civic right and also a responsibility to insert names in the electoral register and to exercise the franchise.

Video: Voters’ Day – 2016

The Election Commission celebrated Voters Day for the first time after they were established. The Chairman of the Election Commission insisted on the importance of an inclusive election and the strategies of the newly established Commission in getting the involvement of all marginalised groups in order to create an electoral process where no elector is to be left behind.

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on Election Violence in Sri Lanka

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives, overviews the political history, electoral system and political culture of Sri Lanka and how tendencies for violence surrounding elections has emerged. He discusses Sri Lanka’s political path since independence in 1948 and what is at stake each presidential election.


Video of press conference on Southern Provincial Council Election (Sinhala)

Video of press conference held on 13 October 2009 on Southern Provincial Council Election. Sinhala version.

The video covers the context within which the election was held, key characteristics of election violence in the run up to and on the day of the elections, and key concerns over the conduct of free and fair elections in the country.