Two hundred activists of the Eksath Lakwanitha Peramuna were appointed Justices of the Peace (JP) at a function presided by Deputy Minister Dr. Anoma Gamage at Temple Trees on March 16.
Dr. Gamage said they were appointed covering the entire country and based on qualifications.
She urged the appointees to safeguard the dignity of their new position, be exemplary and serve all irrespective of any difference.
The Deputy Minister said women have gained many achievements under the government formed by the UNP and the SLFP to develop the country.
Foremost among them is the fulfilment of the Prime Minister’s promise to ensure a 25 percent women’s representation at the upcoming local government polls, she said.She said the government would assist women to launch and develop income generation projects and action would be taken to appoint 1,000 female lottery agents countrywide in consultation with the National Lotteries Board chairperson.