Minister Thilak Marapana says no action has been taken against army officers or people in Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Minister Thilak Marapana says that the present government that came to power in 2015 was able to consolidate independence and sovereignty of the country. The minister replying to a question raised by the opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse in parliament today said that no action has been taken against army officers or people in Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. No proposal had been made that is detrimental to the fundamental rights of citizens. The government has fulfilled its obligation and was able to regain the reputation which was lost.
Votes on the ministry of national policy, resettlement and rehabilitation, development of the north, vocational training and skills development and youth affairs are being discussed in parliament today at the committee stage of the budge. Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said 2,700 teachers for psychological counselling will be recruited soon.
Non cabinet minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that the government is making changes to the economic structure of the country to get rid of middle income trap. Development activities in the north east provinces have been fast track. The saltern at Elephant Past will be developed. The minister said that water supply project for Jaffna will also be introduced.

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