A top official of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is said to be refusing to work with another high ranking official of the council merely because the latter is a woman.
Sources said that the top official is hell bent to transfer the female officer who had been recently transferred to the CMC from the Kotte Municipal Council. She had been appointed to the CMC to fill a post of a secretary which fell vacant after the official who held that post earlier left the council to take over another job at the Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council.
Meanwhile, the top officer is said to be attempting to replace her with a male official claiming that he cannot work with a female official. Confirming these facts Colombo Municipal Councilor Shamila Gonawala said that certain higher official in the council is always attempting to embarrass the female officials and employees.(Dayaseeli Liyanage)