A discussion held between the Hon. President and the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus regarding the establishment of a National Commission for Women

A discussion was held between the Hon. President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus recently (06) in Parliament regarding the Bills on the establishment of a National Commission for Women and Gender Equality which is to present to the Cabinet and Parliament thereafter. The powers, functions and appointment of members of the National Commission…

The Bill to establish a National Commission for Women will be submitted to Parliament very soon ā€“ Chair of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus Hon. (Dr.) (Mrs.) Sudarshini Fernandopulle

Chair of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus Hon. (Dr.) (Mrs.) Sudarshini Fernandopulle stated that for the betterment of women in Sri Lanka, the Bill to establish a National Commission for Women will be submitted to the Parliament very soon. In addition to the said Bill, two Bills on gender equality and women’s empowerment are also ready…

Please support Sri Lanka in this difficult time – Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus requests from the Sri Lankan community in New Zealand

The Sri Lankan Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus request the Sri Lankan community living in New Zealand to contribute to help the economic crisis that Sri Lanka is currently facing. This request was made when a meeting was held in Auckland recently (28) between the Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus who are on a study visit to New Zealand…

Several measures taken to protect gender sensitivity in the recent past as Parliament ā€“ Secretary General of Parliament Mrs. Kushani Rohanadeera

Several measures were initiated in the past by Parliament to protect gender sensitivity, Secretary General of Parliament Mrs. Kushani Rohanadeera, said. Among them, she further pointed out that the inclusion of the most neutral words in the revised standing orders published in the year 2018 to depict gender roles is a unique action. The Secretary…

Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus submits Proposals to amend the Anti-Corruption Bill

The Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus (WPC) has submitted proposals to amend the anti-corruption bill to be debated and passed in Parliament tomorrow (21). Addressing a letter to the Speaker on behalf of the Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus and the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Children, Women and Gender, the chairperson of the Caucus, Hon. Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, has…

Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus discusses the need of converting the “Ayati” center established for children with special needs into an approved charity institute

ā€¢ Proposals to appoint a Speech and Language Therapist or Speech Pathologist for each educational zone in the country The need of converting the “Ayati” Child Care Center, the first national center in Sri Lanka for clinical treatment of children with special needs, into an approved charity institute was discussed at the women parliamentarians’ Caucus.…