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Will end violence against women: Gota

6 November 2019 04:44 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday assured to put an end to violence against women and to uphold equal rights for the differently-abled.

Speaking at a rally in Galagedara yesterday, Mr. Rajapaksa said women undergo many difficulties and that his government will put an end to violence against them.

“We have paid special attention to women. Whenever I meet them when I travel across the country, they ask to ensure security in the country. When their husbands and children go off to work and school, women keep worrying about their safety. We will create a secure country," he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Rajapaksa said he would implement international protocols which uphold the rights of the differently-abled. “It was us who created pavements in Colombo which have special features for the differently-abled.

They should also have equal privileges as other citizens in education, when seeking employment and voting," he said. SLPP and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, MPs Keheliya Rambukwella, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Kanaka Herath, Dilum Amunugama and Dr. Seetha Arambewela also spoke at the rally. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 5

  • Nimal aiya Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:40 AM

    We believe you white van Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:44 AM

    Gota cannot cheat people with election gundus as Sri Lankans are now intelligent enough NOT to believe such empty promises

    Shifan Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:56 AM

    He is simply copying Sajith’s policies. Fiery poverty alleviation and now women rights.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:02 AM

    Why don,t you start with Frederica Jansz?

    Lion Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:12 AM

    The way you addressed Fredica Janz of leader news paper is still reverberating in our mind.

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