Government MPs protest against resolution

Government parliamentarians staged a protest outside parliament today against the U.S sponsored resolution which will be taken for a vote at the UN Human rights Council in Geneva today.

The government members carried placards and wore black armbands during the protest and walked around the parliament voicing anger against the resolution.

Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne and other senior government Ministers also took part in the demonstration.

Meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that no foreign intervention will be allowed and no one can meddle in the internal affairs of the country.

The President invited all to join hands to develop the country and fulfill their obligations. He said the government has taken every possible step to strengthen the bonds among the people while safeguarding human rights, the government information department said.

The President advised politicians to perform their responsibilities with diligence and without political considerations or politically motivated targets. He said that every politician and government official is duty bound to stand for the country while extending his utmost contribution to the development and betterment of the country.