A Quota for Women in Local Government in Sri Lanka: Questions of Equality, Modernity and Political Leverage
By Chulani Kodikara. Working Paper No: 5. Colombo, ICES, 2014. 26p.
Women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka, at the levels of local and political councils as well as the parliament, is amongst the lowest in the world. The Sri Lankan case is illustrative of how strong social development indicator for women in areas such as health or education do not necessarily translate into the increased political representation.