The United National Party (UNP) yesterday highlighted the importance of increasing the representation of women in the country.
It pointed out that although women’s representation in the country needed to be 25 %, no action plan existed to accomplish this task. Speaking during the news conference UNP MP Chandrani Bandara said the current situation in the country was not favourable for the women and added the government was responsible for the situation. “A majority of government politicians have been accused of violating women’s rights by humiliating and abusing them,” she said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)