Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, a Sri Lanka’s Eisenhower Fellow and Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives, has been awarded the National Peace Council Citizens Peace Award 2010 for Sri Lanka.
The Citizens Peace Award was established in 2010 by the National Peace Council to honour and encourage those individuals in civil society who have demonstrated courage and consistency in the protection of and respect for human rights; peaceful settlement of disputes and promoting increased understanding between and among communities.
Other award criteria include work in hostile conditions, sacrifices made and Sri Lankan citizenship. The selection of the winner was by the nine-member Board of Directors of NPC and ratified by its 20-member Governing Council from recommendations made by a five-member nominations committee after calling for nominations.
The prize is made possible by funds received from the Sakai City Government’s Peace Contribution Award, Soroptimist International of Osaka Izumi and the National Peace Council.