Women’s Day Message


Whatever the monetary challenges the nation is at current going via, I am terribly pleased that Women’s Day is being celebrated on this occasion, that too beneath the theme “She is the satisfaction of the Nation”, reflecting the satisfaction, honour and vitality of women.

It is gratifying to note that girls account for better than half of the Sri Lankan inhabitants, and is among the many many social enchancment indicators of the world’s developed nations. Within the current day uniquely, the literate Sri Lankan girl, professionally contributes significantly to the nation’s financial system, and subsequently is a vitality of the nation.

I recall that the Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Sri Lanka was rapidly designated as definitely one in every of my portfolios, with the goal of maximizing the contribution of this nation’s women, inside the journey to assemble a resilient nation, by utilizing their a lot of attributes.

The Authorities is extra devoted to rising women participation in administration and political decision-making, and subsequently has carried out a whole program to secure an increase of women’s illustration not solely in Parliament, however moreover within the non-public and non-private sectors.

In addition to, the measures required to present to Parliament, the Act on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment have already been initiated. It’s often envisaged for a Nationwide Women’s Payment to be established as an neutral physique by means of an Act of Parliament. Extra, the need to nominate an Ombudswoman along with women to Directorate Boards inside the fields of plantations and apparel have been acknowledged.

The Authorities has already carried out plans to empower women with required skills based on equality, to have the ability to broadly contribute to the nation’s financial system, with the intention of creating a know-how of courageous women, who understand their perform inside the fashionable world.

I lengthen warmth greetings on this Worldwide Women’s Day, being assured of the assistance of the female know-how of this nation in its entirety, to have the ability to facilitate the Authorities’s new reform program in rebuilding the nation’s collapsed financial system and create a worthwhile “Developed Nation in 2048”.


Ranil Wickremesinghe
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
08th March 2023

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