|Leader of the Democratic People's Front|
|President of the Democratic Workers Congress|
|Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Colombo District
|Born||December 17, 1959|
|Political party||Democratic People's Front|
|United National Front|
Mano Ganesan is a Sri Lankan politician and a former member of parliament. He is the current leader of the Democratic People's Front, a political party in Sri Lanka and President of Democratic Workers Congress, a trade union. He is the convener of the Civil Monitoring Commission, a human rights monitoring peoples campaign movement.
He first entered into politics as a provincial council member in the Western Provincial Council (Sri Lanka) representing his party, then known as, political wing of the Democratic Workers Congress . He was first elected to the Parliament in 2001 on a United National Party (UNP) ticket with a political arrangement between himself and the UNP. He was elected to the Parliament again in 2004 representing his party the Democratic Peoples Front (DPF) in through the alliance what is known as the United National Front (UNF). He represented the Colombo District.
He is the President of Democratic Workers Congress, a trade union and actively demonstrating the critical issues of upcountry Tamils nationally and internationally.
Human rights activist
He is the convener of the Civil Monitoring Commission.
US Freedom Defenders Award
He was in the forefront of those seeking an end to the abductions, disappearances and extrajudicial killings that afflict Sri Lanka and for his commendable demonstration by showing his integrity in combating the climate of impunity for human rights violators.
The first Award went to the NGO Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, chosen out of an impressive group of nominees from across the globe. The Freedom Defenders Award, announced in 2006 in commemoration of International Human Rights Day, goes to a foreign individual or nongovernmental organization that has shown exceptional courage and leadership in the defense of human rights.
- Voting for a cause... Nation - September 12, 2010
- "2nd Public Meeting of "the Families and Friends of the Disappeared"". blogspot [Civil Monitoring Commission(CMC)]. August 1, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- "Mano Ganesan to receive US Freedom Defenders Award". TamilWeek [TW news-features]. December 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mano Ganesan.|