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Rosy refutes claims on Covid vaccines given to VIP’s

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Whilst the opposition members of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) alleged that priority was given by the Municipal Council to influential persons yesterday when providing COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake denied the claim.

Ms. Senanayake said the vaccine was given to members of the council, the CMC staff and the neighbourhood of the Town hall.

“When you mean neighbourhood of the Town Hall it is people from Ward Place, Rosmead Place and even Torrington Square. It was the Public Health Officers of CMC who prepared lists of those who wanted the vaccine. There were prominent persons who got the vaccine, but they were registered just like the others. There was no VIP facility arranged for anyone,” she told Daily Mirror.

“Every citizen in my city is a VIP for me,” the Mayoress added.

Meanwhile, JVP member of the Council Hematha Kumara said he and the other JVP members decided to boycott and refused the vaccine in protest against the move to provide VIP treatment to influential persons in the city. (Yohan Perera)

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  • RoaringCreek Monday, 22 February 2021 07:40 AM

    The the CMC members too jumped the line. Sad! This lady needs to be sent home.

    Chris Monday, 22 February 2021 07:43 AM

    I am sure we can believe her!! We never heard of the program over the weekend but many affluent in Colombo had been vaccinated.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 22 February 2021 07:59 AM

    A crazy and haphazard vaccination program. About nuts.

    Ting Tong Monday, 22 February 2021 08:01 AM

    Ofcourse they prioritize the neighborhoods wity most VIPs first and talk like this... haha

    kudson Monday, 22 February 2021 08:41 AM

    time to get crooked rosy out of the equation she was born crooked look at what she has done to the Elie house Park which is situated in one of the poorest neighbourhoods it is in a state of neglect since she was appointed mayor

    monica Monday, 22 February 2021 09:22 AM

    "...Ward Place, Rosmead Place and even Torrington Square." What about the persons living in the vicinity of Union Place and Slave-Island etc? Why weren't they included, when you can include persons from the surrounding areas of Torrington Square etc.?

    Frank Perera Monday, 22 February 2021 09:41 AM

    VIP treatment not for the poor masses. This is the scenario in Sri Lanka.

    M.P. Aruna Kumara Monday, 22 February 2021 09:42 AM

    Now you are working with Gota and we got to know very soon you will join SLPP. Is it true?

    Ruvin Monday, 22 February 2021 10:32 AM

    what a shame. we cannot do anything systematical. there was plenty of time to organize ourselves. honestly, and sadly...we are a failed nation.


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