Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
President calls for religious tolerance among communities to uplift Sri Lanka as a developed nation
-- [16 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Parliament passes Third Reading of 2017 budget
-- [38 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Parliament adopts Code of Conduct for members
-- [47 minutes ago]
AkzoNobel sends top Sri Lankan talent to the World Architecture Festival in Berlin
-- [55 minutes ago]
Sysco, world's leading foodservice company to setup captive innovation center in Colombo
-- [1 hour and 15 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's economy has begun to stabilize - IMF
-- [8 hours ago]
Cannot obtain an Interpol warrant on LeN editor, CID tells court
-- [8 hours ago]
Port and Shipping Minister rejects claims that Prime Minister ordered to dismiss Hambantota Port workers
Sri Lanka Army allocates land free to set up new businesses for victims of Salawa explosion
Government rejects former president's allegations of selling national assets

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.