World celebrates International Women’s Day today



The world celebrates International Women’s Day today (08) under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”

The main event to celebrate Women’s Day in Sri Lanka is scheduled to be held in Battaramulla this morning under the aegis of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, the event will be held under the theme “She is the pride of the Nation”, and four women who have brought national and international fame to Sri Lanka will be felicitated at the event.

Accordingly, veteran singer Visharada Sujatha Attanayake, veteran actress Sriyani Amarasena, veteran author Anula de Silva as well as Rashmi Nimesha Gunawardena, who achieved educational goals by writing with her only leg despite having lost both arms and one leg, will be felicitated today.

Meanwhile, successful entrepreneurs selected at the district level will also be recognized.

President Wickremesinghe in a congratulatory message on International Women’s Day said that women account for more than half of the Sri Lankan population, and are among the social development indicators of the world’s developed countries.


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