කාන්තා හා ළමා කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය

மகளிர் மற்றும் சிறுவர் விவகார அமைச்சு

Ministry of Women and Child Affairs



Ms. Chandrani Senaratna
The Secretary 
Tel               : +94 11-2186057
Fax              : +94 11-2187199
E-Mail         : secycdwa@gmail.com



The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs has a national commitment through its vision for the protection and promotion of rights of women and children through ensuring gender equality and elimination of all forms of violence against women and children in Sri Lanka. There are five agencies functioning under the purview of the Ministry which is; National Committee on Women, Sri  Lanka Women’s Bureau, National Child Protection Authority, Department of  Probation and Child Care Services and Children’s Secretariat. The  Ministry and above mentioned five agencies play a prominent role in ensuring the well-being of women and children by dedicating towards their protection, growth, and development with the support of the extensive field network functioning at the District, Divisional and Grama  Niladhari level.

As the Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, I will be committed to providing a better future for our children and women by working immensely towards safeguarding their rights and ensuring child and women development. Children and Women  Development is a field that faces evolving new challenges day by day which stimulates the need to further enrich our knowledge and skills in order to face such challenges.  I believe this Ministry, with its  various agencies, can take concrete actions to bring about positive  changes and ensure that appropriate mechanisms and measures are in place  to protect and promote child and women rights, identify areas that need  improvement and commit to improving protection and promotion of human  rights to develop a safe and a conducive environment for children and  women in Sri Lanka.