Feb 20, 2018

Party leaders decide to ignore mandatory women representation! Featured

Party leaders have agreed to ignore the mandatory 25 per cent women representation in local government bodies.

Their decision came at a meeting yesterday (19), also attended by the chairman and members of the national election commission, minister and secretary of provincial councils ministry, attorney general and the legal draftsman.

Many practical issues have arisen due to this mandatory women representation in LG bodies.

The meeting was told that that requirement would not be possible at all at Dikwella and Karativu Pradeshiya Sabhas.