Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Mrs. Sumedha G. Jayasena is awarded with “Asian Region Women Leadership Excellence”.

Deputy Minister has been granted this award considering her dedication towards realization of Sustainable Development Goals.

This Women Leadership Excellence (Award de Excellencia) awarded program was organized jointly by Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization – (SUNFO) and World Peace and Diplomacy Organization (WPDO). This award was handed over to her at a function held recently at National Museum Auditorium under the patronage of Chairman of the WPDO. This is a prestige for Sri Lanka as she is the only women to receive this award representing Asian Region, SUNFO Says.

Deputy Minister Mrs. Jayasena has rendered a yeoman service for women and children in mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals during past 28 years of her political career. She entered to the parliament in 1989 representing Monaragala District.

Several dignitaries including representatives from SUNFO, WPDO and Foreign representatives were attended to this award presentation ceremony.