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The remains of two COVID-19 victims were buried in Oddamavadi, Batticaloa this morning commencing the process of burying COVID-19 victims, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said.

He told media that two bodies of COVID-19 victims were buried this morning while another seven were buried this evening.

“The Iranaithivu Island has also been prepared to bury the remains of COVID-19 victims,” he said.

“Apart from that, we have chosen another three sites suitable for the burial of COVID-19 victims,” the Army Chief added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 14

  • RoaringCreek Friday, 05 March 2021 05:16 PM

    Thanks to the UNHRC! So it was all political and racism. Shame.

    Srimali Friday, 05 March 2021 05:44 PM

    Well done Shavendra. Now the extremists can't open their mouths, buried among themselves.well done.

    Disillusioned Friday, 05 March 2021 06:12 PM

    Extremists?? Do you know most of the victims of Muslim extremists in the world are Muslims? "Normal" Muslims and Christians, our fellow citizens, want to bury their loved ones with dignity

    Remo Friday, 05 March 2021 06:18 PM

    If ask basic human rights how they become extremists?? Who’s teachings you follow??

    ich Friday, 05 March 2021 07:04 PM

    well done 'umma devi'. hi..hi..

    100%Idiot Friday, 05 March 2021 06:12 PM

    What you sow in Sri lanak is what you reap in Geneva.

    Ranjan Friday, 05 March 2021 06:18 PM

    We don’t make the rules. It’s the SL Army who makes the rules within boundaries. So, we don’t get to choose the burial grounds.

    excavation engineer! Friday, 05 March 2021 06:59 PM

    bravo grave diggers. youll be released after the Geneva party is over.

    Gayan Friday, 05 March 2021 07:13 PM

    Yes any area above vauniya is fine. Those parties were insisting the bodies should be buried.

    GihanG Friday, 05 March 2021 08:16 PM

    How about Anuradapura, lets start there

    tiamaria Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:23 AM

    I too suggest. ...Anuradapura and Hambantatota.

    Ranaweera Friday, 05 March 2021 09:51 PM

    Thank you Army Chief. No matter what you do, the Western boot lickers will always critisize you. But you have done great.

    Jaya Saturday, 06 March 2021 12:34 AM

    Weldone commander.Do not dance to the tune of extremest.

    Mohamed Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:57 AM

    Great decision by the Army commander. If possible negotiate with Maldives and India so they can also take some bodies for burial.

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