From Lasantha’s funeral
Amma is working on something called lankawomen.net. It’s a grassroots organization to encourage and support women in government. This is good for its own sake, but I think it also leads to better governance. I know many women out of power who still have it and get stuff done. This organization is cool cause it’s starting from the local government level. They’re meeting today, to quote, ‘There will be a meeting on May 12, Tuesday at 3:30 to assess the current legislative situation regarding women’s representation in politics and to plan for a lobbying effort. Please contact lankawomen.net at 011-497-9795 or email email@example.com to participate.’
(1) Assess current developments in legislation (Sudantha Liyanage, participant, parliamentary committee on election reform)
(2) Submissions made by Mothers and Daughters of Lanka (Nimalka Fernando, Coordinator, MDL); see http://www.womenandmedia.net/Politics/B-ElectoralReformMay2004.pdf
(3) Discussion on current needs (led by several women councillors from municipal/urban/pradeshiya sabha councils)
(4) Media presence
Look forward to your participation.
If you’re a women or just want better governance I’d recommend checking it out, or just commenting.