“Empowering the women through self employment has been a successful project in the recent past. After the end of hostilities the government has implemented a program to identify the requirements of the women society and fulfilling those through effective programs. This is one such program.”
Self-Employment Batik Training Project for Women in Jaffna was commenced in Chankanai on 15th March 2014. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda and Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated as chief guest and officially inaugurated the project.
Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, National Craft Council and Rotary Club jointly organized this project at a cost of 3 million rupees.
This project ensures the rural women’s self-employment. To mark international women’s day, this programme has been organized under Mahinda Chinthanaya to strengthen the women entrepreneurs in Jaffna.
Deputy Minister Weerakumara Tissanayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Sivagnanasothy, Chankanai Divisional Secretary Sothinathan, Chairman of Palmyrah Development Board Pasupathy Seevaratnam and Member of Colombo Rotary Club Saravanabavan also took part in this event.