June 19, 2019

Ms. Sarala Emmanuel

Sarala Emmanuel has a MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Women’s Studies from Colombo University and a BA from the University of Bangalore. She is a development practitioner and researcher based in Eastern Sri Lanka. Her work has been with local women’s groups focussing on women’s right to development, responding to violence against women, responding to challenges of civil and political rights of communities living in conflict and post disaster contexts. She also has worked with psychosocial and child protection services for children at risk, especially documenting examples of good practice and conducting research on service gaps.

Ms. Neela Thayaparan

Ms. Neela Thayaparan is the Vice President of the Young Women’s Hindu Association and past President of the Sri Lanka Tamil Women’s Union. She continues to serve as a senior council member of the Sri Lanka Tamil Women’s Union, Colombo.…
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