Suriya is a collective of women activists and feminists working to promote women’s rights in the Batticaloa District in Eastern Sri Lanka since 1993.
Suriya currently acts as a voice of and for women living in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka and plays an active role in bringing to the forefront the perspectives of all women. Suriya is committed to working with and for women from Tamil and Muslim communities through gender empowerment, development and cultural programs. Together, we aim to create an equitable and peaceful society free of discrimination against women. Suriya’s vision is to “build a society which is non-discriminatory, free of violence and respects and treats women with equality and dignity” and our mission is to “create an equitable and peaceful society free of discrimination against women”