Author: Nishadi Tharaka Marasinghe


A woman is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the socio-cultural norms and politeness that have made the bearer of Hela Sinhala culture a woman. The role of femininity was confined to the family, confined to religious and cultural boundaries. But as a result of the political, economic, and social factors that occurred in the 1980s, despite the socialization of women, the contribution of women in Sri Lankan politics has been reduced. In Sri Lankan politics, is there an effect of gender stereotypes on femininity, which should be active in the face of individual activism? If this is not the case, why is there a lack of women’s participation in active politics? The research problem undertaken to study this issue is why the student’s participation in Sri Lanka University student politics is minimal? Is the proposition. It is researched based on the modern university system and the primary purpose of this research is to focus on the role of women in the university. For this, 80 female students and 20 male students of urban universities and rural universities were used based on qualitative data. Accordingly, it is possible to see how the feminist attitudes found in Asian women are still transmitted to future generations. The university student stays away from university student politics based on the attitudes she creates in herself. The university is an intellectual’s paradise. What will happen to the country’s future female leadership if young women’s voices are silenced? All of this is based on social standards.

Keywords: Feminism, Gender quality, Political Participation, Student Politics

How to Cite: Marasinghe, N. T., 2023. Gender and Student Politics. ‘Pumithiri’ e-Journal of Gender Studies, 2(2), pp.19-26


Published on 19 Nov 2023