Premadasa promised the women to cut off all micro finance loans obtained by them once he comes into power.
He said in the future he would initiate a bank dedicated solely to cater to the needs of women and offer them concessionary loan facilities.
New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday promised not to permit the issue of licenses for new liquor stores while also announcing he would close down wine stores located in close proximity to schools, once elected as President.
Premadasa promised a Presidential Task Force on Women’s Rights would be set up and every Divisional Secretariat Division would be empowered with a unit of the proposed Task Force.
“Under my rule, the penalty for drug kingpins and those found guilty of sexual offences against women will be more severe,” Premadasa said.
He also said a special programme would be implemented to eradicate maternal malnutrition and to carter to all women’s’ needs.
An Independent Commission on Women would be set up to provide solutions to women’s issues and the Charter signed yesterday would be given added powers within three months of my victory, the NDF candidate further assured.
Sajith Premadasa signed the Women’s Charter ‘Diriya Eya Wenuwen Senehase Arambuma’ at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium yesterday.