Female Parliamentarians voice support for DIG Bimshani

February 18, 2021 at 4:48 PM

The Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus of Sri Lanka has extended support to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Bimshani Jasin Arachchi, who is the first female DIG of Sri Lanka.

Chairman of the Caucus State Minister Sudharshini Fernandopulle said they condemn the objections raised against DIG Arachchi’s appointment and stand in solidarity with her.

The State Minister, MPs Dr. Seetha Arembepola and Rohini Wijeratne, and Deputy Secretary- General of Parliament Thushani Rohanadeera participated in a media briefing at the Parliamentary Complex today to voice their support for DIG Bimshani Jasin Arachchi.

State Minister Fernandopulle said the appointment of DIG Arachchi is a great achievement by a woman in a male-dominated field, such as the Police Force.

She further said she believes there must be a system to award promotions to women, if they are entitled to be employed to the Police Department.

The Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus of Sri Lanka said it was regrettable to see certain groups attempting to jeopardize DIG Arachchi’s promotion at this day and age.

State Minister Dr. Seetha Arambepola said women and parents in Sri Lanka stand in solidarity with DIG Arachchi, as she has set an example for females to achieve their goals.

Meanwhile, Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Rohini Wijeratne said the unfair treatment of women will pose obstacles for Sri Lanka to move forward.

The Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus said it will stand by DIG Bimshani Jasin Arachchi, as it is the organization’s responsibility to protect the fundamental rights of women under the Constitution of Sri Lanka. (NewsWire)