Women’s Day Message


Regardless of the financial challenges the nation is at present going through, I’m extraordinarily happy that Girls’s Day is being celebrated on this event, that too below the theme “She is the satisfaction of the Nation”, reflecting the satisfaction, honour and energy of girls.

It’s gratifying to notice that ladies account for greater than half of the Sri Lankan inhabitants, and is among the many social improvement indicators of the world’s developed nations. In the present day uniquely, the literate Sri Lankan lady, professionally contributes considerably to the nation’s economic system, and subsequently is a energy of the nation.

I recall that the Ministry of Girls’s Affairs of Sri Lanka was quickly designated as certainly one of my portfolios, with the target of maximizing the contribution of this nation’s ladies, within the journey to construct a resilient nation, by using their a number of attributes.

The Authorities is additional dedicated to growing ladies participation in administration and political decision-making, and subsequently has carried out a complete program to safe a rise of girls’s illustration not solely in Parliament, but additionally in the private and non-private sectors.

As well as, the measures required to current to Parliament, the Act on Gender Equality and Girls’s Empowerment have already been initiated. It is usually envisaged for a Nationwide Girls’s Fee to be established as an impartial physique by way of an Act of Parliament. Additional, the necessity to appoint an Ombudswoman in addition to ladies to Directorate Boards within the fields of plantations and attire have been acknowledged.

The Authorities has already carried out plans to empower ladies with required abilities primarily based on equality, to be able to broadly contribute to the nation’s economic system, with the aim of making a technology of brave ladies, who perceive their function within the modern world.

I lengthen heat greetings on this Worldwide Girls’s Day, being assured of the help of the feminine technology of this nation in its entirety, to be able to facilitate the Authorities’s new reform program in rebuilding the nation’s collapsed economic system and create a profitable “Developed Nation in 2048”.


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

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