Secretary, Women's Affairs


Ministry of Women's Affairs, Rehabilitation, Social Services, Cooperatives, Food Supply and Distribution, Industries and Enterprise Promotion and Trade & Commerce.

No.4, Broody Lane, Pungankulam Junction,
Kandy Road,
Ariyalai, Jaffna


Tel: +94-21-222 0880
Fax: +94-21-222 0882 



Workshop on policy formulation for women empowerment

Provincial Ministry of Women’s Affairs organized a workshop under the chairmanship of Minister Ananthy Sasitharan on policy formulation for women empowerment with the support of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement on 08th June 2018 at Public Library, Jaffna.

After the war, women in Northern Province are facing lot of problems in social, economic, political and culture aspects. This policy will protect them from the problems faced by women.

Minister stated the importance of policy formulation for women empowerment in her speech. National Convener of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement Herman Kumara, Former Secretary - State Ministry of Women’s Affairs Mrs. Emelda Sukumar, Professor V.P.Sivanathan, Dr.Vijayaladchumi Rasanayagam also participated and given their special addresses in the occasion.

The representatives from five districts to represent the affected women also participated and shared their experiences in the group discussion session.

The policy towards women's empowerment and development has been introduced by the Secretary to the Ministry of Women Affairs Mrs.Rubini Varathalingam.

Head of Department and staff under the purview of the ministry, presidents from district level women’s societies, members from civil societies and specialists in this field participated and discussed about the present situation in the province.

At the end, a group was formed to prepare the final report of this workshop.