National Women’s Commission to safeguard rights of Sri Lanka women

June 03, Colombo: A bill is to be brought in the parliament of Sri Lanka soon to establish a National Women’s Commission, says the Minister of Children’s and Women’s Development Tissa Karalliyadda.

The bill has now been drafted and it is soon to be submitted for the cabinet approval.

The Act will abolish the present Women’s Bureau and establish a body with more powers, namely the National Women’s Commission.

The Minister said that the aim of the establishment of the National Women’s Commission is to promote, develop, and safeguard the rights of Sri Lankan women.

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