As part of public diplomacy initiatives, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Jakarta organized a Women’s Day Programme under the theme of “The role of women for sustainable tomorrow” on 17 March 2023. Members from the Indonesian Association of women SME’s Assistance (ASPPUK), Association of Women Entrepreneurs (KOWANI), Association of Women Resource Development (PPSW), Women Theravada of Indonesia (WANDANI) and Women Buddhists of Indonesia (WBI) attended the event.
In his opening remarks, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Indonesia Admiral Professor Jayanath Colombage appreciated the contribution made by women for the development of society and briefed on the actions taken by the Government of Sri Lanka for the advancement of Sri Lankan women. First Secretary of the Embassy Dilini Jayawardhana delivered a presentation on contribution of women to the global economic, political and social sectors, obstacles that women are facing and the role of women for sustainable development.
Key members of the Associations delivered presentations on their organizations and main activities carried out by their Associations. Further, the Embassy and the Associations decided to develop a mechanism for continued collaboration.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
21 March 2023