Celebration of the International Women’s Day 2022

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2022, with the theme “Making a difference and leading the way to Break the Bias”. The program was organized to recognize the extraordinary acts of women and to advance gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow.

The celebration commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp followed by inspirational thoughts from the Guest Speaker, Mrs. Samantha Gunasekera, Operations Manager of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Philippines.

In her speech, Mrs. Gunasekera, shared her personal experiences, challenges, encouragement for young women and her leadership role in the UNDP.

Dignitaries from the diplomatic corps – Ms. Sayma Razzaki, Charge d’Affaires, a.i., of Bangladesh Embassy; Ms. Saadia Awan, Head of Chancery of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; and Ms. Daniela Gil Sevilla, Head of Foreign Ministry, Political Affairs, Press, Media and Concurrence of the Embassy of Mexico, also graced this occasion.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
9th March 2022