‘Female representation in LG bodies still problematic’

‘Female representation in LG bodies still problematic’

Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Women’s Front State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle says certain practical issues have arisen with regard to female representation in Local Government bodies.

State Minister said a final consensus on the issue of female representation has not even been reached within the party thus far.

The State Minister noted practical issues have arisen in appointing 25% of females for local government bodies as the parties and independent groups were only required to include 10% through respective nomination lists.

She stressed relevant groups are working on the issue and however they have not arrived at a final decision as yet.

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