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Persons with disabilities fight for their rights during parliamentary elections 2015


First time in the history in Sri Lanka a group of persons with disabilities contested for the parliamentary elections in 2015. They contested for two districts in Sri Lanka. There were very good awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities during the campaign. More facilities were provided for persons with disabilities during the election process such as allowing a family member to go with a vision impaired persons, accessibility facilities in polling booths, transportation etc. Please read the articles on the following links.

Daily Mirror…/differently-abled-to-contest-in…

Divaina 16 August 2015

Sunday Observer 9 August 2015

Daily Financial Times 16 August 2015–Perera-laments-political-apathy-towards-the-disabled

Daily Mirror 7 August 2015

Dinamina August 2015

Dinamina 10 August 2015



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Most vision impaired persons really like this course because it gives all vision impaired persons to touch and feel all parts of the computer. It gives the thearotical knowledge of the computers. A vision impaired person cannot see parts of the computer. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for them to visualize each part of a computer. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon I.C.T. Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities conducts 9 courses in I.T. Computer Concepts is the course number 2. In May 2014 Ms. Manique Gunaratne conducted an I.C.T. course on Computer Concepts with a group of vision impaired persons. So far the Training Centre has trained 77 trainees on Computer Concepts. Up to date 157 vision impaired persons have been trained at The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon I.C.T. Training Centre. By Manique Gunaratne Executive Committee Member – Daisy Lanka Foundation

The Daily Financial Times newspaper gave publicity for persons with disabilities by publishing an article titled “E.F.C. staff member receives Desha Bandu award” in February 2014.


Executive Committee Member – Asian blind Union

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