Written by Tharushan Fernando
03 Mar, 2016 | 7:54 pm
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says that though women had secured higher positions in the Sri Lankan government, their percentage remained low in parliament, and other elected bodies.
The former president expressed these views during the last session of the Raisina Dialogue 2016, a conclave on geo-economics and geo-politics, in New Delhi.
“We have highly educated women as I said repeatedly, but we have less than three percent members of parliament” she said
She stated that the women who become economically empowered, if they are educated or if they come from the higher classes, the privileged classes, then certainly they will liberate themselves and more easily reach the top in their areas in their professions. But take the example of Sri Lanka, the largest foreign exchange earners are the women, three sectors, but they are terribly oppressed women.
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