‘Woman of the Year’


The International Finance Cooperating Institute presented this award to Athukorale in recognition of the services rendered by her towards the welfare and progress of expatriate workers abroad and the achievements made and services rendered by her. Thalatha Athukorale who entered politics on the demise of his brother Gamini Athukorale, thereafter contested every Parliamentary election on the UNP ticket from the Ratnapura district and became first in the UNP list gaming 144,960 preferential votes at the 2015 General Elections.

Appointed Foreign Employment Minister in 2015, she has rendered an epochal service for the welfare and betterment of workers in the foreign employment sector.


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