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Who we are
The Association of War Affected Women was established in 2000 to create a space for war affected women, specifically mothers and wives, of those who are missing to come together across the divide to work for peace. We are committed to achieve sustainable peace in Sri Lanka and believe that peace has to be negotiated through an inclusive process. We are also deeply committed to safeguard democracy and rights of all, specifically women’s rights and advancement. As we believe that people’s rights have to be safeguarded and democracy has to be strengthened in order to create a conducive atmosphere for peace to prevail. We are working towards a peaceful Sri Lanka, where all its peoples will be able to live with dignity, enjoying equal rights.
“Peaceful prosperous Sri Lanka where all its peoples are living with dignity enjoying equal right.“
Work towards strengthening democracy, women’s advancement and equal participation in order to achieve sustainable development and permanent peace in Sri Lanka.
AWAW Board of Directors
Ms. Thanuja Karunananda – Secretary
Ms. Ashadhari Karunasena
Mr. Eranjan Venura Parua
Hon. Sriyani Daniel
Former Parliament Member, Kandy District
Hon. Upulangani Malagamuwa
Chair of Ranaviru Seva Authority
Former Provincial Council Member of North Western Province
Ms. Swarna Sumanasekara
Chairperson of the National Committee on Women
Ms. Sumithra Ratnayake