Government to crackdown on use of social media to attack women

The Government says it will crackdown on the use of social media to attack women.

Defence Ministry Secretary and the National Security and Disaster Management State Ministry Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) noted that the image of reputed Sri Lankan women are tarnished on social media.

He said the Government will take appropriate action to address such issues.

The Defence Ministry quoted General Gunaratne as saying that Sri Lankan woman in various fields have made enormous contributions to the country.

He also noted that the female overseas workforce has also contributed to the Sri Lankan economy through foreign remittance.

“Their contribution further strengthens not only the economy, but also national security and social security in the same vein,”he added.

The Defence Secretary made these remarks while addressing a gathering as the Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony organized by the team ‘Hero’ to felicitate the service of female Sri Lankan professionals, at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute in Colombo, today.

The event led by the ‘Women in Management’ programme which is dedicated for the success of woman, had been sponsored by the National Lotteries Board.

Veteran female academics in various fields and professionals were present at the inaugural felicitation ceremony. (Colombo Gazette)