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
An eight episode radio drama “Kadathurawen Ehaa” was conceptualized and produced in Sinhala and aired on the Sinhala Commercial Service (SLBC), on the impact of the peace process on individuals and communities, to highlight how peace has transformed people’s lives and discuss the consequences of war. The script was written by Kathline Jayawardena, produced by … Continue reading Radio Drama on the Peace Process
The WMC used the medium of radio to strengthen peace advocacy by placing a series of 10 second Radio Spot Advertisements during the Vesak Week. This was broadcast in Sinhala on Sha FM and SLBC 11th – 14th of May 2006. The messages appealed for an end to all violence and killings.
Twelve 15 second Radio Spot Advertisements, in Sinhala, English and Tamil were aired on Sirasa FM, Yes FM, Y-FM and Shakthi FM on the 22nd of February, 2006. The following message was aired through this advertisement: “The Ceasefire agreement is four years old.No more war!Let’s strengthen the ceasefirePeace – not warLife – not deathThis is the … Continue reading Radio Spot Advertisements to commemorate 4th Year of CFA
A 30 second animated TV advertisement was aired in all three languages on the 22nd and 23rd February 2006, requesting that the CFA be protected. This advertisement was aired on Sirasa TV, MTV, Shakti TV and Swarnavahini.
The SLWPD held a peace vigil on 20th February 2006 at 1.30 am on the Negombo Road at the turn off to the Katunayake Airport. The demonstrators showed their strong support for peace in Sri Lanka, to the Government and LTTE delegations that were leaving to Geneva for the Peace Talks. More than 200 women … Continue reading Katunayake Peace Vigil
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
On 23rd January 2006, the Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD) held its second peace vigil at the Vavuniya Town, to coincide with Norwegian Facilitator Erik Solheim’s visit to Jaffna. However, due to security reasons which came up as a result of a major attack at Adampan on Saturday 21st January, they were … Continue reading Peace Vigil to coincide with Norwegian Facilitator’s visit to Jaffna
In December 2005, the Sri Lankan Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD), a group of women’s organizations facilitate by the Women and Media Collective launched a peace campaign on the theme “Life not Death; Peace not War,” demanding that the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE resume negotiations and call for an end to … Continue reading Peace Campaign – “Life not Death; Peace Not War”
A series of Sinhala and Tamil television programmes on the issues faced by Tsunami affected women were telecast on Channel Eye and TNL in July 2005. Topics discussed included female participation on decision making, right to land, domestic violence and violence against women, livelihood, and conflict, peace and the tsunami.