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Special committee to resolve expat women’s issues – EP Governor

Eastern Province Governor Anuradha Yahampath addressing the gathering.
Eastern Province Governor Anuradha Yahampath addressing the gathering.

Eastern Province Governor Anuradha Yahampath said that a special committee will be appointed to look into the issues of housemaids and widows in the Eastern Province who are abroad.

The Governor also said that Eastern Province Minister Ariyawathi Galappaththi will be appointed to lead the party.She was speaking at the Women's Trade Fair at the Trincomalee District Secretariat on March 3."Although there are some obstacles to the advancement of women in our cultures, they have been elevated in our country through our culture.

The contribution they make to education and to their jobs and their economy is enormous. But the woman's fight is not over yet.

Because women do not have the political leadership they need in our country.

Less than 6 per cent of our Parliament is made up of women. Women's leadership needs to be more in our Parliament and in our politics,” she said.

“The Eastern Province is very special because women want to come out and face challenges. Most of the widows live in our province. Many of them had to do so because of the war. We look forward to launching a number of programmes for entrepreneurship in the near future,” she said.

“When the struggle for Women's Day began, a woman's salary was less than half that of a man. There were times when women were subjected to injustice in countries like Europe and America.

Millions of women took to the streets and fought for women. They fought for us in the past and won their rights,” she said.She said that the Women's Day is just one result of those struggles. “Through these struggles, women's freedom, women's suffrage, equal pay for women and the opportunity for education for women were achieved. Because of free education, women in our country got equal opportunities as men.

Women in our country today are more educated than men when we look at our statistics. There are more women than men in university education,” the Governor said.Parliamentarian Kapila Nuwan Athukorala, former Provincial Minister Ariyawathie Galappaththi, Trincomalee District Secretary Saman Dharshana Padikorala and others were present.