The International women's day was celebrated by the Human Rights Office Kandy on the 06th of March 2012 at Ampitiya St. Mary's church Parish hall with the theme "Post war challenges to Women". The programme was organized by the women's group of the families of the disappeared, the families of the prisoners and the families of the Torture and Rape survivors and the women's group and widows of the Ampitiya Parish.
The chief guest of the women's day celebration, Mrs. Nilani Manthrinayake (attorney-at-law) was received by the women representatives around 10.00 a.m. along with the guest of honor Rev. Fr. Bonifus Mendis of the National Seminary and the members of the support group.
The days programme and the significance of the day was explained by Fr. Nandana Manatunga, the director of the Human Rights office. He said that the women are being used by the srilankan society as mere objects and they are fast loosing their inherent dignity and that we need to restore the dignity of women.
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