Lady Officers and woman soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps organized their first-ever symposium, themed ‘Women: the Bedrock of Development and Sustainable Peace’ at the BMICH yesterday (4 December 2018).
His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena attended as the Chief Guest. The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe and the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy also participated.
The Commander of the Air Force upon his arrival was welcomed by the Commander of the Army.
Sessions of the symposium were centered on topics such as ‘Impact of women participation in decision making for sustainable peace’, ‘Women’s Leadership in Decision-Making and Its Impact on Sustainable Peace’, ‘Women in Institutional Leadership and Its Impact on Development’, ‘Women as Peacekeepers and Peacemakers’, Role of Women of the Armed Forces Promoting Ethnic Harmony and Peace Keeping’, ‘Nation building through women’s Empowerment’, ‘Women's Leadership in Nation Building - South Asian Experience’, ‘Women’s Entrepreneurship in Nation-Building’ and ‘Importance of Women Leadership in Foreign Policy Making’, followed by Question & Answer sessions.