Children’s Shadow Pradeshiya Sabha Polls today



For the first time in Sri Lanka, children in 10 selected districts will elect their representatives for shadow local bodies formed by The Social Architects (TSA), in line with Sri Lankan’s Pradeshiya Sabha Act.

They will establish the first-ever Children’s Shadow Pradeshiya Sabhas (CSPS) in Sri Lanka.

TSA is a Charitable Trust working to promote participatory governance in Sri Lanka after witnessing the need to popularize the present Sri Lankan Local Governance Structure to the preteens and teens in 10 districts of Ampara, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Rathnapura, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Matara, Mullaitivu, Nuwara Eliya and Polonnaruwa.

To participate, practice and enjoy democracy at a young age, children between ages 11-15, with the consent of their parents/guardians, will be casting their votes today (16) for 19 CSPS across the 10 districts. They will follow the process parallel to the Local Authorities Elections conducted under the mixed proportional system.

The children have submitted eight names for each party (Children for Earth; Children for Sustainable Development; Children for Fair Resource Allocation) for every CSPS and, in total, 24 names for each CSPS, i.e. 456 candidates. They also ensured female representation.

For more details: 

Radika (0772444278), Mayuran (0767011060) (Colombo)  

Regional Contacts:

Ampara – Nisanthy 0775 159 713
Anuradhapura – Wasala 0768 211892
Batticaloa – Thayalingam 0773 521 983
Rathnapura – Maduwanthi 0778 694981
Jaffna – Kajenthiran 0772 658 002
Kilinochchi – Thurka 0778 522 312
Matara – Manoja   0773 058679
Mullaitivu – Abojithan 0773 617 292
Nuwara Eliya – Jeyaraj 0775 282 589
Polonnaruwa – Milmini   0741 694387

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