Cabinet approval has been granted to obtain administrative services from Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for temporary centres that have been established to protect harassed women.
The Government has set up temporary centres in the Northern, Eastern, Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces for harassed women and their children.
The Department of Government Information (DGI) said that agreements have been signed with the Women In Need (WIN) and the Jaffna Social Action Centre (JSAC) from 2018 to administer these centres in Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Colombo and Matara.
Attorney-at-Law Savithri Wijesekera, a member of the National Police Commission, is the Executive Director of Women In Need while Nadarajah Sukirtharaj, the President of the NGO Council, Jaffna, is the Head of the Organisation at Jaffna Social Action Center.
Accordingly, the Cabinet has approved the proposal submitted by the Education Minister for obtaining the service of the non-government organisations in 2021, the DGI said.