Mrs. Deepika Navaratne was the guest speaker, a reputed teacher at the Good Shepherd Convent Kandy. As customary invoking blessing on all the participants, the traditional oil lamp was lit, followed by an introduction to the theme on “Empowerment of Women” by Fr. Nandana Manatunga, the director of the Human Rights Office.
Participants from different categories, shared their own life stories and road towards achieving their successes. Further the families of the disappeared staged a short drama on women’s power and a song in expressing their sentiments of gratitude to the organizers. The day's programme was concluded with a fellowship lunch shared by all the participants.
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