Minister: Misleading Statistics
Senior Minister for International Economic Affairs Dr. Sarath Amunugama says that statistics of unemployed women do not reflect the proper situation in the country.
Dr. Amunugama addressing the launch of the Human Development Report 2010 said there were women in Sri Lanka working in the agriculture and paddy cultivation sector and they most often go unaccounted for.
He said that Sri Lankan women working in the plantation and garment sectors and as house maids in foreign countries contribute immensely to the economy but they are not given enough credit.
Dr. Amunugama therefore called for qualitative statistics to replace the quantitative ones in order to give the true picture in relation to women and employment.