Senarath Attanayake and Nirmi Vitharana: Talk Back with Jayasiri

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CMEV is facilitating a series of programs focusing on current issues, giving special focus to electoral reforms and the reconciliation process of the country. Uva Provincial Council member Mr. Senarath Attanayake and International Center for Ethnic Studies (ICES) researcher Ms. Nirmi Vitharana expressed their ideas on the ongoing consultation work related to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and their experience on ...

Saman Rathnayake: Talk Back with Jayasiri

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Centre for Monitoring Violence (CMEV) is facilitating a series of programs focusing on current issues, giving special focus to electoral reforms and the reconciliation process of the country. The Additional Election Commissioner of the Election Commission Mr. Saman Rathnayake expressed his ideas on the ongoing registration process of voters, strategies and innovative actions taken by the commission to accommodate all ...

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu: Talk Back with Jayasiri

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CMEV is facilitating a series of programs on current issues, giving special focus to electoral reforms and the reconciliation process of the country. As a part of this program, Dr. P. Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives expressed his ideas on the ongoing work related to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms. Dr. Saravanamuttu is the secretary ...

Empowering youth towards inclusion and advocacy

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CMEV was able to facilitate the project ‘Assista’ (Atha Hitha), recently implemented by Enable Lanka Foundation. The main objective of this project is to facilitate resources to make youth in selected districts of the country proactive youth leaders who will work as active stakeholders to bring in solutions faced by the communities in the district pertaining to civic and political ...

The Enumeration Process 2016: What You Should Know

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As the Election Commission is updating the electoral register for 2016, all eligible Sri Lankans are invited to get themselves registered in this list. It is the only list which can be used for any of future election which will be conducted after the month of October 2016. Exercise of franchise is a main civic right and the theme of this ...

CMEV Enumeration Process – 2016

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Your Vote is Your Voice! Universal franchise is a civic right. Sovereignty of people which is certified by the constitution could virtually be exercised though franchise in order to exercise franchise it is mandatory to have the name in the electoral register. Inquire with Grama Niladhari of your area or the relevant District Elections Office if you have not ...

Publications on Disability Rights

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During the last Presidential Election, CMEV was able to mainstream its Election observation process, providing opportunities for Persons with Disabilities to work at CMEV office, as well as in the field as short term Election observers. At the same time, CMEV worked to Educate and inform Persons With Disabilities to exercise their right to vote while proactively engaging in the civil ...

Residential Workshop of Election Commission

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As a part of the annual training plan which is being implemented with the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is organizing a series of provincial level awareness sessions for all staff officers who are working at district offices island-wide. The first awareness session was held at the Agricultural training Centre, Gannoruwa recently. Chairman of ...

Election regulations and CMEV reports in accessible formats

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Since the inception of the organization, CMEV has been working to mainstream the voting rights of marginalized groups, by mainly taking part in the Electoral reforms debate.  During the last Presidential Election, CMEV was able to mainstream its Election observation process, providing opportunities for Persons With Disabilities to work at CMEV office, as well as in the field as short ...

Video: Voters’ Day – 2016

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The Election Commission celebrated Voters Day for the first time after they were established. The Chairman of the Election Commission insisted on the importance of an inclusive election and the strategies of the newly established Commission in getting the involvement of all marginalised groups in order to create an electoral process where no elector is to be left behind. Filed ...

Voters’ Day – June 2016

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June 01st is considered as ‘VOTERS’ DAY’ of the country. There were several awareness programs and gatherings to celebrate this special day during the first week of this month. It is for the first time that the Election Commission (EC) celebrated this day after they were established. Centre for Monitoring Election Violence also celebrated it in partnership with the Election ...

Press Conference: Condemning the appointment of Anusha Palpita

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A joint media conference of main Election observation groups in Sri Lanka was held yesterday at CSR Maradana, to condemn the appointment of Anusha Palpita as the Additional Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs.  As widely reported, Mr. Palpita is indicted before the High Court of Colombo in terms of offences against the Public Property act and the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (SLTRC) ...

Strengthening the partnership between CMEV and the Election Commission of Sri Lanka at the Action Plan launching ceremony in Diyathalawa

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CMEV has been proactively contributing towards the electoral process of Sri Lanka from the very outset. As a vital component of supporting the progressive steps taken with this regard by the newly established Elections Commission of Sri Lanka, CMEV facilitated the enrichment of knowledge and skills of the high level election staff officers through a comprehensive action plan that’s aimed at providing a series ...

Constitutional Reforms: March 4, 2016

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The following submission is respectfully made to the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms, to be brought to the attention of the Constitutional Assembly, in promulgating a new Constitution for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. This submission has been initiated by a group of civil society organizations and individuals promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, including volunteers ...

Strengthening the partnership between CMEV and the Election Commission

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence
CMEV has been proactively contributing towards the electoral process of Sri Lanka from the very outset. As a vital component of supporting the progressive steps taken with this regard by the newly established Elections Commission of Sri Lanka, CMEV facilitated the enrichment of knowledge and skills of the high level election staff officers through a comprehensive action plan that’s aimed ...

Championing an Inclusive Electoral Process in Sri Lanka

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In February 2016, dozens of participants representing disability rights advocates, disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and other civil society groups convened in Colombo, Sri Lanka to discuss the rights of persons with disabilities in the electoral and constitutional reform process. Led by the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), the meeting launched an effort to develop and submit language to ...

Introduction of New Information System for the Election Commission of Sri Lanka

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As a part of the annual training plan which is being implemented with the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is organizing a series of training workshops for the officials who are working under the election commission in various sections. The main purpose of this workshop series is to conduct a number of activities related ...