By Yohan Perera
Around 463 PCR tests have been carried out in Parliament yesterday, that included Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene, MPs, staff, security personnel and police on duty at the Parliamentary premises, Sergeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando said yesterday.
Mr. Fernando told the Daily Mirror that PCR tests were carried out on 15 MPs including Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene. Another 448 tests were done on on Parliament staff, security forces and police on duty at Parliamentary complex.
Also he said state Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana has been tested negative.” PCR tests were not carried out on any prominent members such as the Leader of the House, Chief Government Whip or others.
Moreover, PCR tests were done on a few Opposition MPs as well,” he added.
“We will be carrying out more tests on Friday as well,” he said.