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* Sri Lanka's 2014 Budget neglected women- opposition MP
Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 09:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says that the women in the country have been ignored in the government's 2014 Budget.

UNP parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake told a news conference today that while women constitute a majority of the country, they have been ignored when preparing the 2014 Budget.

She observed that the government's 2014 Budget was prepared with the aim of pleasing the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The MP pointed out that female employees, who work overseas and in the state sector, have been neglected in the budget.

According to Senanayake, the government should have focused more on these women and ample measures should have been taken for the welfare of them and their families.

The UNP parliamentarian added that especially the children of the females employed overseas have been ignored in the budget.

"The women are the worst affected by the 2014 Budget," Senanayake said.

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