Free sanitary products to girls

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New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has pledged to provide sanitary hygiene products free of charge to young girls until cost-effective alternatives are found to resolve the issue of the social stigma they suffer.

“If we are serious about women's betterment, this is a basic place to begin. More than half of adolescent girls in Sri Lanka miss school when on their period according to UNICEF which had said it has an impact on girls' education. Our government reduced the 100% levy on sanitary products to 63% but thousands of women still suffer stigma and put themselves at risk every month,” Mr. Premadasa said in his Twitter message.

Meanwhile Mr. Premadasa who was speaking during the launch of the youth charter in Colombo yesterday pledged to stop the importation of luxury vehicles for VIPs. “ I will also put a stop to the culture of importing new vehicles as soon as a new government is elected to office,” he said.

He said funds saved from the stoppage of luxury vehicles for VIPs will be utilised to launch programmes to empower the youth.

“If elected as president, I will set an example by giving up the use of luxury vehicles,” he said.

Mr. Premadasa also pledged to provide an opportunity for the youth to play a greater role in the country’s development process.

“We will also launch a digital revolution so that the Sri Lankan youth will be able to compete with the youth in other countries. Our intention is to make Sri Lankan youth the most dynamic in the world,” he also said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • ANTON Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:02 AM

    DEFINITELY AT THE NEXT MEETING HE MIGHT PROMISE TO GIVE FREE CONDOMS TO EVERY FAMILY IN SRILANKA.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:17 AM

    A leader must focus every where. Its a leadership. Best wishes.

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:30 AM

    That is funny. Who is his campaign advisor?

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:31 AM

    Oops, next Gota will offer jocks for the men.

    Leo Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:38 AM

    Sanitary pads subsidiary. Should be the first in the world.

    Sando Tuesday, 29 October 2019 09:47 AM

    He has studied the Cycle......Good. What next?

    Tronald Dump Tuesday, 29 October 2019 10:01 AM

    Excellent idea. Hopefully the first step in free sanitary products for all women...

    Daham Tuesday, 29 October 2019 10:04 AM

    Crazy idea!!

    lord pakeer Tuesday, 29 October 2019 03:59 PM

    Seriously!!!! next he might even provide free sex ! check on premature ejeculation!!! wow! what a candidate!!!!!

    Shelly Tuesday, 29 October 2019 04:07 PM

    Two in One, farmers will be happy , can use the towels as mask against spraying insecticide to crops, free of charge

    Wasp Tuesday, 29 October 2019 06:54 PM

    How come Gota hadn't thought about that?

    Rajitha Yapa Tuesday, 29 October 2019 07:12 PM

    Absolute Lunatic!!! Everything free to get the vote... Does he really have a degree from LSE??


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