The construction of a five-storey building for Viharamaha Devi Dhamma School at Sri Dharma Vijayaloka Maha Vihara in Rukmale, Pannipitiya is underway.
The foundation laying ceremony was held recently under the patronage of minister Daya Gamage, deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage and other philanthropists.
Being built at the request of Ven.Ittepane Dhammalankara Nayake Thera, the building will have three of its stories used for the Dhamma School, and the other two stories as a meeting hall.
Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage has been appointed the Sri Lankan Ambassador at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP).
Founder of the WIP, former European Union vice president Silvana Koch-Mehrin has made the official announcement.
The WIP gets directly involved in women’s welfare and in their socio-economic and cultural affairs.
The budget for next year grants many special benefits for women, says deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage.
Joining the budget debate in parliament yesterday, she said budget 2017 is committed to uplift women’s lives and ensure them a future with dignity.
Giving the women’s composition in the country’s population, including a 52 per cent of women out of the total population, she noted the budget proposed variousprogrammes for their upliftment, including loan schemes and self-employment ventures.