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General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Duminda Dissanayake says the country needs a policy based political culture at present.

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Duminda Dissanayake says the country needs a policy based political culture at present. Minister Dissanayake made these comments at a workshop held at BMICH last evening.The Minister further said that women representation in politics should be increased as a move to push the country forward. Addressing the gathering State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle said, women play a leading role in many sectors including health and education. However, women representation in the parliament is just 5.8 percent. It is less than 4 percent in the provincial councils and just 2 percent in local government bodies. Therefore, more women should be encouraged to represent the party politics and local governance.