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CMC official refuses to work with female colleague

20 January 2019 06:43 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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)

  Comments - 18

  • Mm Monday, 21 January 2019 08:48 AM

    Does this higher official have no mother, sister or wife? Please replace the “male” chauvinist and give his position to a female!

    CITIZEN Monday, 21 January 2019 09:24 AM

    Does this high official see the Mayor as a "Man-of-a-Woman"???

    lkboy Monday, 21 January 2019 09:35 AM

    Maybe he is gay?

    Islander Monday, 21 January 2019 09:49 AM

    The problems we have in the 21st century. sigh....

    Ram Monday, 21 January 2019 10:26 AM

    This is gender discrimination, report it to HRC

    Rasheed Monday, 21 January 2019 11:33 AM

    It's Haram (prohibited) for a Muslim to work under a female.

    govna Monday, 21 January 2019 12:05 PM

    such archaic laws aren't practiced in this country

    Bane Monday, 21 January 2019 01:39 PM

    Is that why prophet Muhammad was employed by his first wife Aisha?

    Badur Monday, 21 January 2019 08:22 PM

    Give me the source.

    Ali Tuesday, 22 January 2019 04:58 AM

    This guy is on drugs. There's no such thing in any religion.

    Jude Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:44 AM

    Hey you Dumbass Rasheed, don't exhibit your Ignorance in the whole WWW !!! Yeah!!

    preethi Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:07 PM

    If so, that person should seek for transfer, or resignation.

    Tinkiriya Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:26 PM

    Rasheed this explains why your mother did not have to work for you giving birth. She dropped you just like going to the toilet.

    Andrew Monday, 21 January 2019 11:41 AM

    Is Sri Lanka a Muslim country?

    abdul Monday, 21 January 2019 05:25 PM

    the whole of Bangladesh, a muslim country has voted to be under a woman as a PM, to bring in religion to this argument is wrong and totally unnecessary

    Tinkiriya Monday, 21 January 2019 11:17 PM

    Andrew, shouldn't that make us proud so that our women would know to dress conservatively without men falling victims to "Ragaya".

    TONY Monday, 21 January 2019 09:33 PM


    Dr Jayantha Liyanage Tuesday, 22 January 2019 02:34 PM

    This article is misinterpreted. The Top Officer is protesting that the western province provincial council has appointed a retired lady on contract basis. There are enough Senior SLAS officers available in Sri Lanka willing to work in Colombo. This post is a very senior one and all General Council matters and personnel matters handled by the secretaries Department. So the Secretary should be a permanent officer from the service who can take the responsibility. Not a retired officer on contract basis .

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