Democracy That Delivers
Kumaratunga, Chandrika

Kumaratunga, Chandrika

President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)


Club de Madrid supports the #InspiringTunisia campaign for a democracy that delivers

Thirteen Club de Madrid Members, all of them democractically elected former Presidents and Prime Ministers from all over the world, have signed the manifesto "Inspiring Tunisia; Translating Words Into Actions" to endorse a positive narrative about the country, and help the Tunisia2020 conference succeed.

Club de Madrid congratulates Htian Kya, first ever civilian to be elected President of Myanmar in 50 years

Club de Madrid Members considers this appointment a step forward to consolidate democracy in the country and hope to continue working together towards peace and reconciliation. 

Promoting national reconciliation in Myanmar

Club de Madrid Member Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka led the Fourth High-Level Mission to Myanmar within the “High Level Support for Effective Dialogue in Myanmar: Towards Democratic Transition and Shared Societies” Project, funded by The Charitable Foundation.  

'Sharing the burden-Sharing the benefits', Club de Madrid call to the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Summit

The three co-chairs of the Club de Madrid's Shared Societies Project, Cassam Uteem (Mauritius), Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sri Lanka) and Valdis Brikavs have signed an open letter about the biggest challenge facing the Post 2015 Development Process: the issue of funding. In this document they call all parties to seek inclusive, multi level solutions in the final discussions on funding for development. Download the open letter here.

The Shared Societies principles & the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Co-Chairs of the Shared Societies Project and Club de Madrid Members: Valdis Birkavs, Prime Minister of Latvia (1993-1994), Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005), Cassam Uteem, President of the Republic of Mauritius (1992-1997, 1997- 2002) signed a public Response from the Shared Societies Project to the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals Outcome Document.

Club de Madrid calls to stop clashes between Muslims and Sinhalese in Aluthgama & Beruwala

The Club de Madrid has been following with deep preoccupation the recent clashes between Muslims and Sinhalese in Aluthgama & Beruwala as part of what seems to be another manifestation of religious intolerance. Photo Credit: The Hindu Times/AP

Kumaratunga and the Shared Societies Project address the Challenges to Pluralism in South Asia

Club de Madrid Member Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005), participated in the event as well as the Club de Madrid Shared Societies Project Content Coordinator, Clem McCartney,

Club de Madrid Annual Conference identifies 13 sets of proposals to foster job creation and inclusive growth

Key conclusions and ideas will be presented to the Australian G20 Presidency

Kumaratunga and Uteem to "make sustainabilty a new metric"

“Making sustainability the next metric: the post 2015 development agenda” is the Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA)’s symposium this year. Our Member Chandrika Kumaratunga will chair the session "Shared Societies and Governance"

Interview with Club de Madrid SG in the spanish public television

Carlos Westendorp, Secretary General of the Club de Madrid, has been interviewed for the program "The World in 24 Hours" where he talked about the process of deteriorating quality that new and even consolidated democracies are experiencing 

Shared Societies Experts work in a plan to tackle double discrimination

The need to increase the ability of minority women to participate in the development of Shared Societies and to ensure personal dignity of all women were among the challenges identify by the international experts gathered in Madrid. The SSP team works now on a plan with concrete proposals to address these issues.(Downdload in pdf the Briefing Paper on Women and Shared Societies)

Experts to discuss a set of proposals to empower women as agents of change

Club de Madrid Member Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka, will share her governing experience in women empowerment

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