The Health Minster has said that the malnutrition prevailing in the country is also an indirect result of the foreign invasions.
Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that the invaders who conquered this country from 1505 to 1948 not only exploited it and destroyed the culture and economy of this country but also brought this disaster. He said that is why the malnutrition level has reached such proportions. Minister Matithripala Sirisena expressed these views at a function in Nuwara Eliya to launch the National Nutrition Month. The theme of the nutrition month is “Nutrition for all – play your role”. During the nutrition month launched yesterday a number of programmes will be implemented to raise nutrition level and eliminate malnutrition. Resident Representative of the UN World Food Programme Raisa Husaini, Ministers and Parliamentarians participated in the occasion.