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Colombo rings the Bell for Gender Equality


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The International Women’s Day was marked by the Colombo Stock Exchange and Sri Lanka Institute of Directors with a ceremonial “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” prior to the commencement of market trading. The CSE joined 40 Stock Exchanges around the world and  other organizations in raising awareness about the importance of gender equality to sustainable development and business by their ringing the opening or closing bell. Here World Bank Country Director Sri Lanka and Maldives Dr. Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough ringsthe bell at the CSE yesterday. Others from left: CSE CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike, International Finance Corporation Country Officer Victor Antonypillai,  Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson  CSE Chairman Vajira Kulatilake, SLID Senior Deputy Chairman Preethi Jayawardena and Australian High Commission Counselor Charlotte Blundell  are also present – Pic by Lasantha Kumara


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