Based on the Position Paper prepared and circulated by Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC to guide the public on the importance of electing the right candidates as members of the new Parliament, Caritas’ Diocesan Centers Island wide have organized several awareness programs and panel discussions to educate voters. Some of these sessions involved the local politicians, local government authorities, representatives of civil society organizations and religious leaders as in the attached photographs.
The following topics were covered:
- Rules and regulations set by the Parliamentary Election Commission
- People’s right to vote
- Procedure to be followed under the context of COVID-19
- Actions that should not be done pre and post-election period
- Making complaints against election malpractices
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC held a special mass at 8.00 a.m. on 4th August 2020 praying for God’s blessings and guidance to all concerned to make this a free and fair election and an outcome that will be beneficial to all citizens of this country.