Gender Quotas Database


Sri Lanka

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  • Gomez, Mario and Shyamala Gomez. 2001. ‘Preferring Women.’ Women in Action. 46. no. 2.
  • ‘Missing Women and Elections.’ 2001. Midweek Review. November 14.
  • Centre for Women's Research. 2000. Post Beijing Reflections: Women in Sri Lanka 1995-2000. Report.
  • Kiribaumune, Sirima (ed.). 1999. Women and Politics in Sri Lanka: A Comparative Perspective. Sri Lanka: International Center for Ethic Studies.
  • Samath, Feizal. 1998. ‘Politics-Sri Lanka: Women Promised Quotas in Parliament.’ Interpress Service, March 20.
  • Sri Lanka Parliament website,

Other Links

Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliament in 2015: The year in review”:

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliament: 20 years in review”:

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliaments: World and Regional Averages”:

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliaments: World Classification ”:

Women's Environment and Development Organization,

Online Women in Politics,

Note: The sources and additional reading indicated above are mostly only available in English. We welcome recommendations of additional sources in other languages.



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