The woman who makes use of new technology can efficiently contribute to the national produce - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The Prime Minister mentioned that the woman who makes use of new technology can efficiently contribute to the national produce. He said at a function International Women’s Day held in appreciation of the women working in the Prime Minister’s Office today (08) .

The following are excerpts from the speech delivered by the Prime Minister. A large number of women hold many responsibilities in the Prime Minister’s Office in various capacities.

The Prime Minister’s office implements various programs for the benefit of the country and the people. At this time, it is special to come together as the Prime Minister’s Office to strengthen the main theme of International Women’s Day 2023 “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. This program can be made more successful by adding digital technology to the process to include women in the banking sector.

Women are playing an exceptional role for the national development in different parts of our country. Today, when women around the world announced their rights and commitments to international conventions, the government lead by President Ranil Wickramesinghe has taken measures to further improve existing charters in order to ensure women’s welfare.

At present we are facing the most difficult period in the recent history after independence. But in the belief that the challenge can be overcome, the women are fulfilling a special responsibility.

In this difficult time, it is the woman who takes the lead in providing the foreign exchange needed by the country. They are providing a major contribution in the plantation sector, apparel industry and foreign employment.

Further, they can play a considerable role moving towards new technologies in the process of national production. It should be highlighted that our women are committed themselves to time management and reduce the waste in the economy.

Prime Minister’s Secretary Mr. Anura Dissanayake, Additional Secretary Mrs. Deepa Liyanage were among the participants at this occasion.