Commission to secure women's rights
A National Women's Commission will be appointed to secure women's
rights. The draft bill will be presented to Parliament shortly by Child
Development and Women's Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadda.
The National Women's Committee functioning under the Child
Development and Women's Affairs Ministry is the only institution now
available to deal with women's affairs development and promotion of
women's rights. Minister Tissa Karaliyadda said the Ministry decided to
appoint a National Women's Council as the Women's Committee does not
have power to promote women's affairs. The commission will act as a
state institution implementing international laws and regulations
pertaining to women.