International Women of Courage award

US First Lady presents Sandya Eknaligoda with the “International Women of Courage” Award Each year, the U.S. Department of State recognizes the exceptional courage and commitment of women who serve as advocates for human rights, justice, peace, and gender equality. Today, Sri Lanka’s Sandya Eknelygoda joins twelve other women from across the globe to receive the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award for 2017. First Lady Melania Trump and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon presented the award to Mrs. Eknelygoda for her tireless pursuit of justice for her husband, and on behalf of missing families from across Sri Lanka’s diverse ethnic and religious communities.
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