Minister of Child Development and Women Empowerment, Sumeda Jayasena got an opportunity to present her petition to the Public Petitions Committee of Parliament yesterday after her last week`s complaint that Parliament, too, harassed women members.
She said that when she wanted to present her petition, the Parliament office had sent a letter to an address at which she had not resided for over one year.
Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara: Steps would be taken to see that Parliament sends letters to the correct addresses hereafter.
Chief Government Whip Jeyaraj Fernandopulle: Last Thursday Minister Sumeda Jayasena came to the House just a minute after the petitions were presented. She explained to us there were two different types of harassment to women. One was physical and the other mental. In this case there was no physical violence.
Sumeda Jayasena: I am not accusing you (Speaker) I present my petition to the Petitions Committee.
Minister of Youth Affairs, Pavithra Wanniarachchi (to the Speaker): Thank you for not harassing us.