Inaugural meeting held
Nov 8, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The inaugural meeting of the new Women Parliamentarian’s Forum was held at the Parliamentary complex recently under the patronage of Child Development and Women’s Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadde, Deputy Minister M L A M Hisbulla and Parliamentary Deputy Director General W D B Dissanayake recently.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sumedha G Jayasena and Chandrani Bandara Jayasinghe were unanimously elected President and Vice President of the forum respectively.
A committee was also appointed to handle future activities of the forum. During the discussions the forum drew up a memorandum to be forwarded to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to ensure 10 percent women representation out of the 25 percent allocated for women and youth for local council representation. The Forum which decided to meet every month also agreed to support women friendly policies and legislation devoid of any political bias.