The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna claims the government has been able to carry out its vaccination drive successfully than most developed countries.
Speaking to media today, at the SLPP party headquarters State Minister Arundika Fernando said the government has managed to take successful decisions in order to protect the public.
He noted that only 0.8% of Australia’s citizens have been vaccinated thus far while many cities are under lockdown.
The State Minster added that only high-profile cities in the United State are fully vaccinated while deaths are also surging in the US. He assured that the government’s vaccination drive will continue to protect the people.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna was questioned by media over allegations made by the opposition that the government was assisted by members of the Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen’s party in certain occasions.
In response, State Minister Fernando explained that although support was given by four parliamentarians belonging to MP Bathiudeen’s party, the Former Minister did not support the government.
He also pointed out that the recent events were not related to politics by that of a sensitive humanitarian issue.
State Minister Fernando stressed that it was a societal issue which is surfacing, as the child was sent to Colombo due to the family being unable to repay Rs. 25,000 in debt.
He assured that the government will take steps to protect children by amending the laws of the country and strengthening the Child Protection Authority.