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Chinese Women's Federation pledges support to Lanka

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa on a six day visit to China on the invitation of the All-China Women's Federation met Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Chen Zhili and the President of the All-China Women's Federation on September 7 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. While recalling the cordial relation that exist between China and Sri Lanka, Madam Chen Zhili appreciated the various tasks steered by the First Lady for the benefit and welfare of the women and children, specially for the internally displaced people of the Northern part of the country.

The All-China Women's Federation pledged material which would include computers, sewing machines worth of RMB 500,000 (US$ 73,500) for the Sri Lankan women.

Explaining the programs aimed at developing the skills of women which are under way in Sri Lanka, Madam Rajapaksa appreciated the assistance given by the Chinese Government. The meeting was preceded by detailed discussions held between the members of the Sri Lankan delegation and the senior officials of the All-China Women's Federation on issues related to women's development, children's welfare, legal affairs, publicity and other specialized subject areas.

 

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