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Referring to the incident where MP Dilip Wedaarachchi consumed a raw fish during a news briefing, the Government Medical Officers' Association said eating raw fish could be harmful to the human body.

The GMOA Editor told Daily Mirror that there are parasites on and inside of the skin of the fish, despite they being in fresh or salt water.

“There are also bacteria in fish's skin. These parasites and bacteria are not good for the human body,” he said.

“Therefore, we are not recommending the consumption of raw fish and the MP' s demonstration of eating raw fish could be a wrong example for children, " he added.

However, Dr. Aluthge said the intention of the MP was not bad as he was attempting to convince people to buy fish and consume them, considering the desperate situation of the fishing community.

“We as the GMOA have been requesting people not to panic to eat fish on fears that they carry the Covid-19 virus. What should be done is to consume fish after washing and cooking them well, he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Asanka Wednesday, 18 November 2020 08:35 PM

    Please don't make a joke of this horrible virus. People are suffering. And the world is making fun of Sri Lanka, because majority of people here seems to believe everything. It is already bad enough that Sri Lanka has become a joke because of the mandatory cremations.

    Asanka Wednesday, 18 November 2020 08:42 PM

    Sri Lanka has become the laughing stock of the world. An army commander as health expert, obligated cremations, gathering Covid 19 victims together in quarantaine centres in a keep distance society, giving recovered victims a certificate and make pictures of it like they are little children, still a lot of people are not repatriated...... ..

    Kumar Wednesday, 18 November 2020 08:44 PM

    What is wrong with the Japanese they eat raw fish all the time

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 18 November 2020 09:12 PM

    A baseless comment from a baseless group of Trade Unionists. This stupid politician apparently stirred a hornet's nest. Note, you stupid GMOTU, we Sri Lankans do not, repeat, do not eat raw fish.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 18 November 2020 09:12 PM

    A baseless comment from a baseless group of Trade Unionists. This stupid politician apparently stirred a hornet's nest. Note, you stupid GMOTU, we Sri Lankans do not, repeat, do not eat raw fish.

    Truth Wednesday, 18 November 2020 09:13 PM

    What these doctors are saying is already widely known among the public, that is why we have been cooking meat and fish. Doctors have no clues for major medical problems, including Covid-19, so they make these “ common sense statements” to fool us to think of them as “experts”.

    lanakan Wednesday, 18 November 2020 09:54 PM

    GMOA should go for psychotherapy.

    Ample Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:04 PM

    when did anyone set a good example!!!

    Dee Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:17 PM

    Please advise the Japanese

    Km Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:28 PM

    ANEY DILIP. ???? Coronavirus

    Manu Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:38 PM

    Why he ate only a very small piece of fish without eating it fully? Are his wife and children too eating raw fish daily?

    Ravi Fernando Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:53 PM

    Your existence is not good for humanity.

    SUMUDU Thursday, 19 November 2020 02:43 PM

    I my self 100% agree with you Kumar, I Love Sashimi !!!!

    navaratna willamune Thursday, 19 November 2020 05:15 PM

    People know that it is not safe to eat uncooked fish,neither the minister said explicitly to eat raw fish.It may be a practise in some countries in the far east.

    Mohamed Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:19 PM

    Gmoa only knows about sri Lanka, lets go and see others countries how they are eating raw fish.

    Adam Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:52 PM

    One SLPP minister climbs the coconut tree and another minister eats raw fish. What next?


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