The program “Eyata Balayak – Ratata Venasak” to raise awareness about the women’s representation at the Local Government Election was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (Nov. 14).
“Though the women’s representation in the government service is at a proper level it is a critical issue that there is a shortage of their representation in political and constitutional sectors”, he said.
“The current government is formulating required laws for women’s representation and put them it on action”, he added.
The President pointing out the many problems faced by women and how they cope up with them and said the current government fully acknowledges the importance of women’s representation.
He stated the women’s representation in the developed countries is at the same level to that of men or even above.
President Sirisena introduced the theme badge of the program and opened a facebook page of it.
The report on the awareness programs carried out island-wide and the list of signatories were presented to the President by Minister Faizer Mustafa at this occasion.
Ministers Chandrani Bandara, Thalatha Athukorala, Deputy Minister Ministers Anoma Gamage and the State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle and the Chief Minister Isura Dewapriya, Ambassadors and Foreign Diplomats were among those participated in this occasion.