Partners
CHR works with a number of partners including
companies, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations to address complex challenges we face.
  • Organizations
  • Persons

Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities

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.

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption

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)

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.

Department for registration persons

Department within the Ministry of Interior of Sri Lanka was established in 1971. It deals with the registration of persons and the issue of national identity cards, which are mandatory in many areas of public life in Sri Lanka.

Central Environmental Authority (CEA)

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.

Niroshan Bandara

An Attorney – at – Law by profession, Bandara has over 15 years of experience in the NGO sector. He is an experienced public speaker, trainer and a resource person who has worked with leading NGOs and INGOs in Sri Lanka.

Hemanthi Goonasekera

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.

Harendra Banagala

An Attorney – at – Law by profession, Banagala has worked with CHR since its inception. He is an experienced trainer and public speaker who specializes in providing legal aid for the marginalized communities.

Thilak Kariyawasam

Is the Chairman of Sri Lanka Nature Group and a leading environmental activist. Kariyawasam is well known for exposing environmental issues, sometimes at great personal risk, and is a well-known activist for farmers rights. He assists CHR in its environmental activities

Sujata Gamage

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.