Changing attitudes and new structures in the midst of a crisis – Demo Finland in Sri Lanka

Demo Finland’s Programme Manager Iida Kalmanlehto with some of the politicians that have participated in the trainings: Udeshi Gunarathna, Manjula Rajendra (behind on the left), Kumari Pathirage, Harsha Mihirani (behind on the right), Harsha Sandaruwani and Mazeena Bucker.

Demo Finland visited Sri Lanka in February 2023 for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Demo Finland has co-operated with the Sri Lankan organisation One Text Initiative (OTI) since 2015, first to support the peaceful co-operation of young politicians, and since 2019 to improve the status of women councillors. One Text Initiative is formed by Sri Lankan political parties to promote inclusive political dialogue at various levels of government.

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