Driven by the passion of serving the people, the three independent associations constituted by the leaders of Local Authorities in Sri Lanka National Chapter of Mayors, United Urban Council Associations and All Island Pradeshiya Sabha Chairmen's association established the Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities as the umbrella organization for the three associations on 27 May 2007.
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption was established by Act No. 19 of 1994 to provide the establishment of a permanent Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption and to direct the institution of prosecutions for offences under the Bribery Act and the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law, No. 1 of 1975.
Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) was established in April 2008 with an aim to conduct a sustained campaign to monitor and observe elections and to create a broad forum to address issues related to the failure of democratic norms in Sri Lanka. Today CaFFE is a people’s organization, which encompasses members of civil society, lobby community and religious groups, trade unions, members of political parties and opinion makers.
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) was established in August 1981 under the provision of the National Environmental Act No:47 of 1980. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (ME&NR;) which was established in December 2001 has the overall responsibility in the affairs of the CEA with the objective of integrating environmental considerations in the development process of the country. The CEA was given wider regulatory powers under the National Environment (Amendment) Acts No:56 of 1988 and No:53 of 2000.
Hemanthi is the National Coordinator (Chief Executive Officer) at Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities and works with CHR on ensuring political rights of women and female political empowerment. Previously she was at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities and Environment Management Ltd.
A well-known researchers, Sujata Gamage specializes in the evaluation of organizational performance, capacity building through knowledge networks and planning and evaluation in education. Currently, she is the Team Leader of the Human Capital Research Program at LIRNEasia. She assists CHR in its capacity building activities for female activists.