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Defending the arrangements made for the funeral of former minister Arumugam Thondaman, UNP National Organiser Navin Dissanayake said yesterday it would have been difficult to practice quarantine laws at a state funeral.

He told a news conference that the security forces did their best to maintain them.

“The late Mr. Thondaman was a minister and a person who had done some service to the estate sector. Therefore there is no issue in according him a state funeral. However it is difficult to practice formalities of a state funeral by practicing quarantine laws.,” Mr. Dissanayake said.

“Attacking him on the social media is not advisable,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 16

  • Sando Wednesday, 03 June 2020 11:48 AM

    Cannot play politics to get votes. Laws are for all. People suffered for 60 days.....for what ?

    Novote Wednesday, 03 June 2020 12:15 PM

    When there is a pandemic there is no need for state And large funerals. When public is asked to have minimum or no attendees At their relatives funerals and In the situation People are sacrificing to control the covid19 spread - Unfortunately such Is the example From politicians. At least the PHI Union has a backbone To say they will file a case if any infections found due to this. It would have been better if you kept quiet about this than trying to justify it.

    Noddy Wednesday, 03 June 2020 12:22 PM

    We see how Ranil gang at TV talk shows. It is a matter of time and they will join Ali Baba. It is now clear with the above statement made by this man.

    Ricardo De Lima Wednesday, 03 June 2020 12:25 PM

    Yes afraid will Loose his seat in the district and now playing good guy nothing like his father Gamini Dissanayake who stood for his principals in life now just hanging onto a dead end with RW and the gang.

    Sanath Wednesday, 03 June 2020 12:38 PM

    All these politicos have no credibility. To get votes, will stoop down to any level.

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 03 June 2020 02:08 PM


    Countryman Wednesday, 03 June 2020 05:09 PM

    If not possible to maintain the law it should bot have been held to make a big show.

    Sa Wednesday, 03 June 2020 06:07 PM

    If the government is truly firm,it should indicate in this funeral,otherwise people ignore the government and its regulations, political authorities mindful about it.Small hole will sink the ship

    Anthony. R Wednesday, 03 June 2020 06:49 PM

    Look who's Talking, One Country One Law where is it??? Only big talk . Masses have not forgotten how you crossed over to support Ali Baba,and this time again ,shame on you.

    Sambo Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:09 PM

    What is the difference between the death of a politician and a normal human being. If a normal person died these days, with or without permission they cremated with 24 hours with only 2 members od the family allowed. Then who is this moron to get state funeral going on for over 6 days.

    Adam Speak Wednesday, 03 June 2020 08:17 PM

    Funeral is a best place to maintain all kinds of laws because of the fear of death. If that doesn't work, don't know what?

    Eichmann Bernhard Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:16 PM

    It's just trying to get out

    idiot Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:50 PM

    elections are coming up soon,the verdict, atleast 60p.c.for the presnt government.all you comment writers dug a big hole,put your finger in your a.h. and hide your face.r.i.p. unp,

    Odin Thursday, 04 June 2020 07:38 AM

    Nevertheless, they have to be maintained, period!!!

    Chris Thursday, 04 June 2020 07:47 AM

    Nalin is a con man and a deal man now trying to join govt he is stupid what had he done for the country his father too acted same throw him out dear estate workers

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:01 AM

    Shameless Navin. How can there be state funerals at a time like this? You stupid opportunist. Shame on you.

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