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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - 7:48
President elucidates the aim behind empowering women
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During a message commemorating International Womens’ Day, which falls today President Maithripala Sirisena stated that it is the aim of the government to commit towards empowering a diverse platform for Sri Lankan women.

The president noted that as a country which looks at motherhood as being sacred, the female population does not received due respect and protection.

The President emphasized that in efforts towards establishing sustainable development, the government should implement an active programme to protect the identity and safety of women.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledging International Womens’ Day noted that it is everyone’s responsibility to assure the freedom, recognition, acceptance and empowerment of women in society.

The premier added that though there is a significant increase in the contribution of women in every sector, it is necessary address the issue of equal rights in the workplace.  

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