Opposition Leader tests positive for COVID-19

Amani Nilar | Published: 1:19 PM May 23 2021
Local Opposition Leader tests positive for COVID-19

Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya Sajith Premadasa has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Opposition Leader informed in a tweet that both he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, and he remains asymptomatic.

Moreover, the General Secretary of the party, MP Ranjith Maddumabandara said that he is under self-quarantine after the Opposition Leder tested positive for COVID-19. Several MPs including himself will undergo COVID-19 tests as well, he added.


"Yesterday, my wife was admitted to hospital with symptoms of Covid-19. She subsequently tested positive having done a PCR.

Following Health Guidelines, I did a PCR as well and was informed a short while ago that I too, have tested positive.

While my wife is being treated for her symptoms, I remain asymptomatic. 

We are both currently being treated at hospital.

Leading the opposition's role in ensuring the safety of the people during these extremely difficult times, remains my priority, and I will continue to do my part in this united effort.

I urge the public to remain safe, and follow all Health Guidelines & Strictures as we fight this wave together, as a nation. 

We can beat this.

#StaySafeSL"


Amani Nilar | Published: 1:19 PM May 23 2021

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