In Sri Lanka, women receive a lesser salary than that of men for equal work. This was revealed by Professor Kumudu Wijewardene, Senior Professor in the Department of Community Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the workshop on gender equality held at the Women University, Gohana, India on the 13th of December 2017. Workshop was organized by the Department of Social Work under the leadership of Mrs. Manju Panwar a lecturer of the department. Kyushbu Sharma, a student of the department chaired the workshop. The workshop discussed the situation of women in Sri Lanka and India with great detail.
Professor Kumudu Wijewardene, an expert in this field that in Sri Lanka, women are by comparison more educated than men, however many of them are not in the workforce. Furthermore, she stated that women who are occupied are given a lesser salary than that of men for equal work. The Government of Sri Lanka has taken measures to establish departments to tackle these issues and cater to the wellbeing of women. Mrs. Manju Panwar discussed the situation of women in India at the workshop.