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WYDE Civic Engagement

Network of Young Decision-makers

Part of Women and Youth in Democracy Initiative

Shanakiyan Rasamanickam

Member of Parliament

Active Network Member

From: Sri Lanka

Active since: 2023

Shanakiyan is an elected member of the Sri Lankan Parliament by the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi since 2020.

He received his primary and secondary education from Trinity College – Kandy, and his tertiary education from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in commerce. He is currently completing the final year of the LLB from IDM campus in Sri Lanka.

As an elected parliamentarian from the Batticaloa district of Sri Lanka, he is most passionate about ensuring the protection and upliftment of the rights of his community, and of all Sri Lankans.

Further to his duties involved with local legislature, he is also an appointed Member of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Committee, the Consultative Committee of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Back-Benchers Committee and the Speakers Panel.

Shanakiyan Rasamanickam Related Activities

Date: 06/15/2023

First meeting of the Network of Young Decision-makers

WYDE Civic Engagement Network of Young Decision-Makers brings together a group of exceptional young leaders under 36 years old who are active in politics and in decision-making bodies and who have already reached positions of influence from which they can advocate for greater youth political participation.

From 11/12/2023 to 11/14/2023

Policy Lab Network of Young Decision-Makers 2023- 12 November | “Youth Rethinking Social Development for People and Planet”

The Network of Young Decision-Makers will contribute to the discussions of Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2023