Meetings with members of political parties

As part of a project to increase the percentage of nominations and votes for women in the upcoming Local Government elections, WMC held several meetings with members of political parties in order to advocate the political parties and party leaders to nominate more women for the upcoming local government election. Another objective was to discuss the pending amendments to the Local Authorities Election Act.

Meetings were conducted with Minister of Petroleum Industries Susil Premajayantha who is also the General Secretary of the UPFA, Prisons and Rehabilitation Minister D.U. Gunasekera, MP and Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe, General Secretary of UNP Tissa Attanayake, MP Thalatha Athukorale who is also the Leader of the Women’s Wing of the UNP, Ashoka Lankathilake, Chairperson of the Women’s Wing of UPFA and Member of Western Provincial Council, Dr. Dhamma Dissanayake, Director General of Janasabha Rural Economic Authority and Senior Lecturer of University of Colombo, MP’s Vijitha Herath and Karu Jayasuriya.