Tamil Diplomat

Sathyalingam on the plight of female headed families

Northern Minister of Health, Women and Child Affairs Dr. Pathmanathan Sathiyalingam has observed that the plight of female headed families living in the Northern Province is disturbing and pathertic.

He went on that they have to depend on other wealthy families for their living, as their household economy has comparatively weakened. Because of this, there is a situation that these families are heading towards the danger of social deterioration.

He charged that In spite of a separate ministry operating for Women’s Affairs in the Central Government, that ministry does not work jointly with either the Northern Provincial Council or the Women and Children Affairs Department of the Province.