Local councils observer training

A Local Councils observers training was held on the 11th of September in Colombo for a carefully selected group of women to observe the proceedings of the Local Councils in the Southern, Eastern and Central parts of Sri Lanka. The purpose of the training was for the observers to learn the way in which local councils can be observed within their districts and to report on the efforts made by their local councillors.

Following a brief introduction on the Local Government and Provincial Councils the legal provisions and other regulations that need to be followed were discussed with the observers along with how to promote public participation within the councils. The observers for the training were from Galle, Badulla, Kurunegala, Trincomalee and Killinochchi.