Parade former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga naked on the streets by Minister of Higher Education, S. B. Dissanayake.

SB should apologize from all Sri Lankan women – Rosy

1785849044rosy5UNP MP Rosy Senanayake says that the controversial statement made by Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake regarding former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is the biggest crime of insult committed against the women of the country.

She pointed out that the minister had said Chandrika should be “put down in the ground, trampled, stripped naked and made to run along the streets.” She stated that this act falls under the crime of harassment in the Penal Code.

Senanayake inquired that if this is the way the Higher Education Minister of the country is talking about a former President of Sri Lanka, “what is the place given to the average woman in this country?”

She stated that an inquiry should be convened against Minister S.B. Dissanayake immediately and that he should apologize to all Sri Lankan women in general.

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) women politicians and activists yesterday (15) denounced recent derogatory comments, made by Minister of Higher Education, S. B. Dissanayake, in reference to parading former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga naked on the streets.

Deya Rakina Diriya Liya (Courageous Women Who Protect the Nation) comprising women attached to government constituent parties and headed by Minister of Power and Energy, Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, said it was merely the personal opinion of a Cabinet Minister and was not therefore representative of the women in the
UPFA.