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Government empowering women – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is saying that the government is empowering women economically, politically and socially with the intention of uplifting their lives.

He made these remarks yesterday (26), whilst addressing an awareness programme for women entrepreneurs from Samurdhi families in Colombo.

The programme was organised by the Department of Samurdhi Development with the assistance of the Ministry of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment and was conducted under the theme “Dhanabhimani”

The Prime Minister added that the government’s policy is to strengthen women and provide them with more opportunities so that they could contribute to the family economy.

“As a measure to fulfil this policy, the government has taken the initiative to increase women representation in politics to 25 per cent”

He then added that it is the duty of those elected women to get the maximum advantage of the opportunity and contribute to create a better future for women.

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