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* Sri Lanka's sustainable development cannot be achieved without empowering women - Deputy Minister
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 11:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's sustainable development cannot be achieved without empowering women Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Gas Anoma Gamage says.

Commencing the debate on the Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Bill in parliament Thursday the Deputy Minister said it is imperative that everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity and other differences commits to the Sustainable Development.

She emphasized that the women's contribution is essential to achieve sustainable development goals and a sustainable development without empowering women is not possible.

The government has done a great deal of work for the empowerment of women, the Deputy Minister said emphasizing that the country cannot wait worrying about the economy to achieve prosperity.

She pointed out that through women empowerment, the family unit and the children are strengthened. She added that the women should be given more rights, especially rights to the land.

The climate change also affect the sustainable development and it is essential to find solutions to challenges arising from the climate change, she added.

Deputy Minister Gamage said that every Ministry of the government is contributing to the sustainable development and a special program has been initiated for 2016-2017.

"The dedication of all the people of our country, the dedication of Parliament and the commitment of the Ministry are of paramount importance," she said.

The Deputy Minister expressed hope the country will be able to resolve the issues of poverty, health and others and achieve the sustainable development to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the UN by 2030.


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