President Maithripala Sirisena says that increasing of the women’s participation in the political sector in order to create a clean, honest and sociable political movement will be an important factor in the future.
The President was speaking at a ceremony organized by the SLFP Women’s Front to mark the International Women’s Day. The President was the chief guest at this ceremony, held at the SLFP Headquarters.
“Pure political characters in a pure political movement are needed by the country today. Our mothers and daughters have strength to render a clean and honest service to the people. The current government has taken steps to create the legal environment to increase women’s representation in forthcoming elections,” he said.
“The people of the country today expect honest and clean political movement which is free from fraud, corruption, irregularity, misuse of public property and without hollow noises. The SLFP should be committed to fulfill those political expectations of the people,” he was quoted as saying by the PMD.
“The government will work according to the committed government policy to increase the women’s representation and to give them their responsibilities in the activities of the SLFP and other work carried out under the state patronage,” the president further stated.
The ceremony was commenced with remembrance of the founder of the SLFP, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike and Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.