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* Sri Lanka not to rush legislation to satisfy foreign countries
Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 10:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka is not prepared to expedite the process of drafting legislation to fulfil the needs of foreign countries, a government minister has said.

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris told in parliament Friday that the government will not leave any room for external forces to use human rights as a political weapon to oust the government.

Responding to opposition queries in parliament on the issue, the Minister has said that the government has taken every possible measure to address the issues raised by the international community and is working hard to ensure the human rights to all citizens.

The Minister said the human rights of people are being protected under every category including social values and implementation of legislature to protect human rights should be carried out by the relevant institutions on an equal basis for all communities without any difference.

Rejecting opposition's accusations the Minister said there are no armed groups of the type calimed by the opposition in any part of the country.

The Minister said the government has prepared an environment conducive for the people in the North to live in freedom during the past four years. Within 4 years, the civilian lives were subjected to a massive change, the Minister added.

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