The first national conference of the People’s Movement for a General Elections
Posted on November 26th, 2018

Convener Anupa Pasquel

Given the crisis that has arisen today, it is very clear that the sovereignty of the people should be given the opportunity to elect its representatives in accordance with the principles of democracy. However, it seems that various parties seem to be trying to suppress the sovereignty of the people, even with judicial measures. It also appears that several ambassadors are trying to interfere internal affairs of Sri Lanka trying to averting people’s franchise.

The executive, the legislature and the judiciary are the people’s sovereignty. We consider the attempt to suppress people’s franchise via institutions which are established as representative institutions of people’s sovereignty is a grave blow to the democracy.Therefore, the People’s Movement for a General Election was formed with the participation of wide range of stakeholders of the society including the Buddhist monks. intellectuals, artists, professionals and entrepreneurs. The first national conference of the People’s Movement for a General Elections will be held on Wednesday, 28th November at 3.30 pm at Sri Lanka Foundation Institution.

Anu Nayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, Secretary General of Asgiriya Chapter Venerable Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thera, Anu Nayaka of the Rohana Chapter Venerable Omare Kassapa Thera, Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thera, President’s Counsel Manohara De Silva, Former Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa Univaersity Prof. Premalal De Silva, Former President of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka Dr. Ananda Ranasinghe, veteran filmmaker  Sumitra Peries, Musician Jagath Wickramasinghe, Information Technology Professional Lasantha Wickremesinghe, Consultant Pediatrician Prof. Wasantha Devasiri, entrepreneur Samantha Kumarasinghe, former secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media Dr. Charitha Herath, President of Yuthukama Movement Gavindu Cumaratunga will be addressing the gathering.


Anupa Pasquel

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