Weerasinghe Bandula Sri Kumara
Many inequalities affect women’s lives in Sri Lanka, impeding their access to income earning opportunities, especially in the areas that were most impacted by the war.
Weerasinghe Bandula Sri Kumara, as the Honorable Secretary to the Kegalle Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, has initiated several peace partnerships, conflict prevention, protection and reconciliation programmes at the district and national levels, to help economically empower communities, especially women. The programmes he has lead, has provided economic empowerment opportunities alongside, counselling for women in areas impacted by the war.
He also works to provide conflict sensitive training to military officers and community leaders, and helps to bring together high ranking officials and women working at the grassroots level together to a platform of peace.