Mar 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his message to mark the International Women’s Day today, says that his administration is committed to creating a platform for Sri Lankan women to contribute to the betterment of the society as an equal player.
He says that the government will provide an environment where women can make decisions independently, free to reach their aspirations and are not subjected to any violence or discrimination.
The President says he is proud of the achievements and the victories of Sri Lankan women that have made the country proud.
The following is the full text of the President’s message:
“I am sending this message with a deep sense of gratitude over the role played by womenfolk, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, that honors the contribution made by women who make up half of humanity and act as a decisive force in the existence and progress of the social establishment of any country.
As a nation we salute our women. This is confirmed by social indicators such as literacy rate, social inclusion and life expectancy, where Sri Lankan women are on par with the developed countries.
I am also very proud of the many achievements and the victories gained by our Sri Lankan women that have done our country proud. My administration is committed to creating a platform where Sri Lankan women can contribute to the betterment of our society as an equal partner.
We will provide an environment where she will make her own decisions and be free to fulfil her aspirations.
She will not be subject to any violence or discrimination.
This year’s International Women’s Day themed, “Woman’s Courage – Nation’s Strength” has my complete support and I wish it every success.”