කාන්තා හා ළමා කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය

மகளிர் மற்றும் சிறுவர் விவகார அமைச்சு

Ministry of Women and Child Affairs


Ms.Ashoka Alawatte
The Secretary
Tel : +94 11-2186057
Fax : +94 11-2187199
E-Mail : secycdwa@gmail.com 

It is expected to create a secured and violence-free society for the women who live in Sri Lanka representing 52% of the society and their children and to ensure equality enhancing their dignity and pride. Plans will be drawn up to perform a great deal of work and make the society more sensitive towards women and children. For the purpose, affairs are carried out in conformity with the international protocols ratified by the Government of Sri Lanka and thereby establishing a friendly and pleasant society for women and children. These steps would pave the way for the Ministry to provide a great contribution towards economic development.

Eight-year experience in the post of Additional Secretary in this Ministry along with knowledge, understanding and skills gathered through involvement in the divisional and departmental administration are to be utilized to accomplish this task.

Further, measures will be taken to launch a number of programmes through Women’s and Children’s Units set up by this Ministry in divisional secretariats to render a wider and more effective service and thereby moulding a friendly society for women and children. Empowerment of women in terms of economy and seeking their contribution towards development, creation of strong family units in the society by making the society free of violence for women and children are among other key objectives.