All 15 MPs test COVID-19 Negative

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 16 2021

By Thameenah Razeek

All 15 Members of Parliament, who underwent PCR tests on 13 January, tested negative for COVID-19, Parliament Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando said on Friday (15).

Parliament administration decided to conduct PCR tests at Parliament premises after three Members of Parliament, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Rauff Hakeem and Vasudeva Nanayakkara, had tested positive for the virus.  “A total of 463 individuals at the Parliament Complex, including Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and 15 MPs, were subject to PCR tests on Wednesday,” he said.

Fernando also said, more PCR tests were conducted at the Parliament Complex on 15 January.

Meanwhile, another 16 MPs, including SLPP’s Premnath C. Dolawaththa underwent PCR tests at Parliament premises on the same day. 

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 16 2021

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