International Women’s Day was celebrated with the theme of “Press for Progress” by Ministry of Women’s Affairs on 08th March 2018 at Kilinochchi Cooperative Hall with the financial contribution of Chrysalis, Lebara, ZOA and Global Bizz Group International College.
Minister of Women’s Affairs Ananthi Sasitharan chaired in the event. South African Ambassador H.E.(Ms). Robina P.Marks, High Commissioner, South African High Commission and His Excellency Dr.Paul Godfrey, Acting Ambassador and Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and Maldives participated as special guests and K.Sivanesan, Minister of Agriculture, Northern Province and P.Ariyaratnam, Member of Northern Provincial Council, Government Agent, Kilinochchi, Ministry Secretaries, Deputy Chief Secretary, Departments staff and public also participated and celebrated the function.
This event started with Women’s Day Walk from Kilinochchi Old Kachcheri to Cooperative Hall, Kilinochchi. Handing over petition by woman leaders, honoring women who were selected as good entrepreneurs in District and Northern Provincial level, presenting awards to students who won in the essay competition in Zonal and Provincial level were held in this event.