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UNP parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake said today the Government had diluted the role of women in society by preventing the Bill on increasing women representation being taken up in Parliament.

She said the Government was attempting to cover up gender discrimination in the country by hiding behind the excuse that Sri Lanka had the world’s first woman prime minister.

“I’m more than happy that the first woman Prime Minister was Sirimavo Bandaranaike. But we can’t use that to show that our Lankan women are not being discriminated upon,” she said and added that there were several areas which had gone unnoticed when it came to women’s rights.

She said the Bill, which was meant to obtain 30 per cent women representation in local bodies was presented according to parliamentary procedure and asked why the government blocked this Bill.

However she said both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker assured her they would take up the Bill at the next parliamentary sessions.(LSP & YP)

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  • mani Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:33 AM

    why do you want some body like Mrs.Vass Gunawardene

    Fusion Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:48 AM

    And you are surprised Mrs. Senanayake? This govt. lets rapists, child molesters, pedophiles go free if it suites them.

    Raju Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:50 PM

    This kind of opinions are okay though Rossi is not the right ambassador. She got into politics through different circumstances not by working through politics. However, your party slandering Sri Lanka abroad is unacceptable. Mangala Samaraweera to give undertakings to the Tamil Diaspora in England is disgusting. His lineage with Channel 4 and suggestion that Rajapakasa should be haled to international war crimes is appalling. How about George Bush to Blair being dragged before War Crimes. This man is a spineless worm.

    piyal Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:03 AM

    You must have gone nuts. in most of the families women are the bread winners. current leaders are good for nothing as you when the countries economy is fully dependant on migrant women, Garment workers & Plantation workers of which majority are women. why not the women have a some representaion so that it will set an example for higher women Leadership in the country.

    Laminate Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:03 AM

    Rosy Senanayake is good character, when we compare to other female politicians,

    willows Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:22 AM

    We must give due place for the educated women in the parliament.

    ANTON Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:01 PM

    AT THE MOMENT WITH ME

    Laminate Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:04 PM

    Yes Piyal, nalaka seems to be real Nut....

    nalaka Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:53 AM

    good? where about

    cw Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:05 AM

    Then why did your own party worked against Mrs Srima Dissanayake?

    ANTON Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:39 AM

    THIS IS THE ONLY QUESTION SHE HAD TO ASK, WHY CAN'T SHE CONCENTRATE ON THE NUMBER OF WOMEN IN THE PRISON CELLS.

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:40 AM

    Govt politicians are hell bent on raping women not to elect the women to pariament.

    Capitaan KuCool Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:06 PM

    Becos Mahaveli money stinking like hell.

    nalaka Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:25 AM

    in a way it will help not to have more people like you so a good decision


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