WMC and the Social Scientists’ Association have published an article in honour of Caroline Anthony Pillai who celebrated her 100th birthday on the 8th of October. She was a founding member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) as well as an active participant of the Ceylonese nationalist movement of the 1930’s.
To mark International Peace Day on 21st September 2007, a street exhibition of creative artwork designed by women was held. The artwork banners were based on the theme of peace, and were designed by women’s organizations from different areas aroundSri Lanka. The WMC organized this event.
A large number of concerned persons from civil society representing both organisations and individuals gathered at Lipton Circus, Colombo from 12.00 – 1.00 pm to protest against the government order to evict Tamils from Colombo lodges, and the forced transportation of over 300 Tamils who had been living in lodges to Jaffna and Trincomalee on … Continue reading Protest to stop eviction of Tamils from Colombo
To protest against the killing of two Red Cross staff members and recent abductions that had taken place, a peaceful protest was held at Fort railway station. About 200 people from the humanitarian aid community and others came together to express their concern. The WMC had banners and signboards stating “We share your grief”, “Let’s … Continue reading Protest against abductions and the two Red Cross staff who were killed
International Women’s Day 2007 was celebrated by over 1,000 women from 40 women’s organizations belonging to the network Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy. The women who attended were from Moneragala, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Hatton, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Mahiyanganaya, Wilpotha, Rajanganay, Welikanda, Singhapura, Hambantota, Galle, Buttala, Badulla, Matara, Ratnapura, Negombo, Kalutara, Colombo, Moratuwa, Ja-Ela, Katunayake, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2007
The Sri Lankan Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD), of which the WMC is a member organisation, issued a Media Statement to all media institutions condemning the claymore attack allegedly by the LTTE on a passenger bus at Kebethigollewa on the 15th of June 2006. Although it was sent to all media institutions, it was actually … Continue reading Women Condemn the Attack on Civilians at Kebithigollewa
On 10th February 2006, the Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy submitted a Memorandum to H.E. Mahinda Rajapakse, President of Sri Lanka and to Mr. V. Prabhakaran, Leader of the LTTE, calling for “A Secure Ceasefire and the Resumption of Peace Talks.” A copy of this Memorandum was also sent to the Secretary to … Continue reading Memorandum to the President and LTTE