New laws to increase women in LG bodies


The Cabinet has approved the increase of female representation in local government bodies by 25 percent.

Joint Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said that under the proposal moved by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Local government Special Ordinance Act would be amended to facilitate this proposal.

Meanwhile the Cabinet has also approved the increase of bursary granted for university students, with the exception of those who are entitled to Mahapola scholarships from 2500 rupees to 4000 rupees.