More women for Local Government elections
Thirty nine women in the Ampara district have come forward to contest
the forthcoming Local Government election, Ceido Sri Lanka Ampara
District Coordinator S. Ravichandran said.
Ceido Sri Lanka is striving to increase female representation in
Local Government Institutions. This target could be achieved only by
increasing the number of candidates according to Ravichandran.
There are altogether 42 Local Government institutions in the Ampara,
Batticaloa and Moneragala Districts. At least 60 women from those
districts should be given the opportunity to take part in the decision
making process at Local Government level.
Ceido is conducting workshops in those districts to instruct and make
women aware of politics and the necessity to enter this arena.
He said 39 women from Ampara have registered in Ceido, willing to
contest the forthcoming Local Government election.
Twenty six applicants from Aalayadivembu, five from Pottuvil, three
from Thirukkovil, three from Kalmunai and 2 from Ninthawur have been
registered so far.