Soon, 15.7 million citizens will exercise their right to vote. They will stand up for their hopes and make their voices heard.
This election is a unique opportunity for Sri Lanka to continue to build a fair and prosperous future.
To achieve this, we must ensure that not one of Sri Lanka’s 6 million children are left behind.
Sri Lanka has lifted millions of families from extreme poverty. Mortality rates for children under 5 have been reduced drastically. Almost-universal primary school attendance for boys and girls has been achieved.
Yet, there are many children who still need our help to unlock their vast potential.
Every child in Sri Lanka must have equal opportunity to live a happy and healthy life and reach their full potential.
Sri Lanka’s next president will have the power and the responsibility to take action on behalf of the country’s 6 million children.
Ask ALL presidential candidates to commit now to tackling the 6 major issues that are holding our 6 million children back.
Act now, for the future of this generation and the future of Sri Lanka.
COMMITMENTS FOR 6 MILLION CHILDREN
There are 6 major challenges facing Sri Lanka’s 6 million children, that must be addressed to unlock their immense potential:
including by increasing investment into community-based care and treatment of acute malnutrition.
including by ensuring that every school places the child at the centre.
including through the establishment of a universal child benefit, as a concrete means to smoothing disparities, eliminating child poverty, and ensuring the right start in life for all children.
including by legally and explicitly prohibiting any act of physical force or humiliating action while promoting and implementing positive methods of disciplining children.
including through putting the National Action Plan on Education for Social Cohesion and Peace into action.
including by prioritizing the conservation and restoration of forests, wetlands and other ecosystems and ensuring all government ministries consider the environmental impact of future programmes, while supporting climate change adaptation.
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