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CMC MEMBER CALLS FOR PROBE

A complaint had been made to Colombo Mayor Rosie Senanayake by Councillor Shermila Gonawela on Thursday alleging that the females working at the CMC were facing sexual harassment from senior officers.

Gonawela had stated in her complaint that female employees at the CMC had faced sexual harassment on several occasions during their work, but had not complained about it.It is said that women who had been subject to such sexual harassment at the CMC had tendered their complaints in writing to the Mayoress and Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara. She said these women found it difficult to carry on with their work under such circumstances and urged the Mayoress to appoint a committee to  investigate this issue and take stern action against those found guilty of these charges.

Several attempts to contact the Mayor and Deputy Mayor by the newspaper failed.Municipal Commissioner V.K. Anura said a letter had been handed over to the Mayor but he said he was not aware of such sexual harassment.