Issuing a statement over the COVID-19 spread, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday requested the Sri Lankans to show maturity in the face of the pandemic and not to panic by falling prey to false news and rumours, especially that of on social media. He said the President and the Government had paid their full attention to the situation. "We have a well thought plan in place to manage the situation and have the capacity and the capability to provide necessary medical and health facility to the people. We have ample stocks of supplies including oil, food and textiles lasting for months. There's no rational need to panic," Mr. Rajapaksa said. He said it was inhuman and unacceptable to discriminate the family members of the patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus and to call for withdrawal of quarantine centres. "We are taking all these measures not to inconvenience you but to ensure an atmosphere where you can live safely without any inconveniences. Be considerate of others and try to put yourself in their shoes when they are in trouble. We have overcome more severe challenges as a nation. We have the strength to overcome this challenge as well if we stay united," the Prime Minister said.
Comments - 9
Max Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:00 PM
Timely message, specially to 3%.
Ranjith Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:06 PM
Like Tsunami politicians will make money out of the current situation politicians are now mature and with lot of experience to make quick buck
Sa Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:14 PM
AT LAST ???!!!
Sokrates Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:18 PM
You better should retire and go home and let professionals do the job. In this situation we do not need criminals and looters.
Ranjan Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:28 PM
Mr Prime Minister, We do not know how badly this virus is going to affect but hopefully this crisis would end. Then please review our school and university educational system. Focusing on creating more and more doctors have to be stopped. What doctors do is just routine work, it should be opened up to the Nurses and others, so there would be no shortage of medical staff. And we need proper Scientists in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to understand these viruses and come with cures.
Chux Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:38 PM
Every leader in the world have announced financial stimulus package what is yours???
Nalin Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:46 PM
But why do you allow Chinese to enter the island without brig quarantined. We know the top guys are safe but we cone across so many Chinese in the super markets, public places, hotels etc.
Roshan Gun Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:46 PM
first of all your family should stop Chinese entering into this country. You and your brother have kept special eye on Chinese for your all benefits. At lease think about this country and the people rather than being self fish and filling up your all pockets by Chinese commission for the on going projects. Today how many children without going school,universities are closed everything got collapsesd. But still you are favouring the Chinese. They enter in this country and have freedom to go anywhere bringing corona . Finally our country people will suffer. Now you are 80, at least do something GOOD for this country before you die rather than Earning money and safeguard pawul paksa family always . This is also a big peng ka mak mey rata.
Raja Saturday, 14 March 2020 06:57 PM
Hope think won't be another Tsunami for Rajapakshes.
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