කාන්තා හා ළමා කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය

மகளிர் மற்றும் சிறுவர் விவகார அமைச்சு

Ministry of Women and Child Affairs

About Us


Vision

A violence-free, women-friendly Sri Lankan society that ensures equality. 

Mission

Making recommendations and providing assistance for the formulation of policies and legislation that safeguard and promote the rights of Sri Lankan women, ensure quality and contribute to their comprehensive development and stimulating the proper implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the same.  

Main Functions 

  1. To entertain and scrutinize complaints of gender discrimination and channel such complaints where appropriate to the relevant administrative authorities and concerned persons or bodies for necessary action;
  2. To refer complaints of violation of the provisions contained in this Charter to governmental and non-governmental organization for redress, legal aid and / or mediation services;
  3. To Monitor such action and require annual reports of progress from relevant administrative authorities and make these reports widely available within the country.
  4. To evaluate the impact of all legislative and development policies on the rights and responsibilities of women as contained in this Charter;
  5. To help to realize the objectives of the Charter through the encouragement of relevant research and to make recommendations for reforms based on such research,
  6. To advice the Minister (responsible for the Status of women) on such matters relating to the status of women as the Minister may refer to the Committee for its consideration, or as the Committee may deem appropriate.
  7. Directing the complaints, legal aid or mediation services received by Women Help Line 1938" which was established to support women in 2014 as a result of the expansion of the role of the gender complaint centre to government or non-government organizations.
  8. Launching the projects and activities assigned under the Action Plan of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.