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Rohini Accuses Govt of Gender Bias in AG Appointment

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SJB Mp Rohini Kumari Wijeratne alleged in Parliament that the government appointed Senior Additional Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe as the Acting Attorney General, overlooking Senior Additional Solicitor General Ayesha Jinasena despite her seniority and eligibility for the role

Kaviratne claimed this decision was influenced by gender bias.

Additionally, Kaviratne criticized the government for its failure to promote women in positions of power, noting that it has been two weeks since the ‘Women Empowerment Act’ was passed in Parliament.

She accused the government of merely attempting to project a progressive image internationally without making genuine efforts to recognize and advance women in leadership roles.

“On what basis Jinadasa was overlooked and another person was appointed to act in the office,” she questioned.

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