From the 1st to the 4th
of July, One Text Initiative of Sri Lanka, with the support of DEMO Finland held
a series of training (two-day residential training) on Capacity Development and
Election Preparation for Sinhala Speaking Pradeshiya Saba members. Women
leaders from Rathnapura, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Colombo, Matara,
Kalutara, Gampaha, Galle, and Hambanthota attended. This training is a series of
training conducted by the OTI- and the latest training focused on Gender
Budgeting and the Use of Social Media to engage with the electorate, protection
in cyberspace, and various mechanisms available to create more space for women
in politics. Furthermore, a greater portion of the training time was spent
improving the public speaking skills of the participants.
Anoma Rajakaruna, Dr. Nimalka Fernando, Dharmasiri Nanayakkara, Rahul Ratnayake and Udeni Thewarapperuma attended this residential training as resource persons.
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