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Consultative Forum on Increasing Women’s Political Participation at the local level in Sri Lanka

A meeting was held in Jaffna with the objective of increasing women’s political participation in local level decision-making bodies. It was organized by Vilithu and Women’s Development Centre,Jaffna in collaboration with Women and Media Collective and sponsored by the UNDP. 50 women participated in this event including women activists contesting in the Jaffna Municipal Council … Continue reading Consultative Forum on Increasing Women’s Political Participation at the local level in Sri Lanka

WMC condemns killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge

කාන්තාව හා මාධ්‍ය සාමූහිකය සන්ඬේ ලීඩර් පුවත්පතේ ප‍්‍රධාන කර්තෘ ලසන්ත වික‍්‍රමතුංග ඝාතනය හෙළා දැකීමට හා මාධ්‍ය මර්දනයට එරෙහිව ජනවාරි 9 වැනිදා සංවිධානය කර තිබූ පිකටිං ව්‍යාපාරයට සහභාගි විය. ජනවාරි 12 වැනි දින පැවැත් වූ ඝාතනය කළ ජනමාධ්‍යවේදියාගේ අවමඟුල් උත්සවයට කාන්තාව හා මාධ්‍ය සාමූහිකය සහභාගි වූ අතර මෑතක දී මාධ්‍යවලට එල්ල වූ මැර ප‍්‍රහාර හෙළා දකින … Continue reading WMC condemns killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge

Protest to stop eviction of Tamils from Colombo

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

Protest against abductions and the two Red Cross staff who were killed

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