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Workshop on how to vote by Kadirgamar Trust

3 August 2015 - 70   - 0

For many younger voters, the upcoming election experience is to be a first. Casting one’s vote could be a daunting task in today’s political arena and the Kadirgamar Trust hope to allow first timers and undecided youth a chance to make an informed decision. ‘GetUp+Vote- Our Country, Our Time’ is an impartial workshop to be held on Monday for 300 such participants. Sessions on how to choose a candidate in light of current needs the country is faced with and responsible voting preserving rights accorded by the constitution will take place from 1pm onwards at the Sri Lanka Foundation. These sessions are not limited to the 300 however, live streaming of discussions on YouTube is available to all those at home in various parts of the country. GetUp+Vote is a campaign promoting good governance, through which the Circle for Democracy initiated by the children of the late former foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is putting together this workshop. Ragi Kadirgamar, organizer of this event says the sessions are aimed at inspiring citizens to vote-in members of Parliament who display qualities of honesty, accountability and humility.

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