Though 1,500 COVID – 19 cases reported: No relief provided in Kegalle

By Nabiya Vaffoor | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 8 2021

By Nabiya Vaffoor

The Government has not yet provided any relief for the people in the Kegalle district, though 1,500 COVID- 19 cases have been reported there, Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Sujith Sanjaya Perera said.

“Kegalle District has not enough ambulances to transport the patients in the Kegalle District. We urge the Government to temporally close the Seethawaka Free Trade Zone in Awissawella and the Thulhiriya Marcus Company. What authorities do is, just stick a poster in the houses where people are under self quarantine, but no relief were provided to them. The airport is closed to the migrant workers who earns a large amount of foreign exchange for the country, but is open to the Ukranian tourists who bring the COVID-19 virus to the country,” he added. 

Recalling claims by minister Namal Rajapaksa that there was money laundering related activity when bringing in migrant workers to the country, Perera queried is it the opposition who should be responsible for it.  He expressed these views, yesterday (7) at a Media briefing at the opposition leader’s office in Colombo.

By Nabiya Vaffoor | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 8 2021

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