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Massive crowds throng to get Covid-19 cure syrup in Kegalle: IGP calls comprehensive report


9 December 2020 11:28 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has called for a comprehensive report from the SSP Kegalle into the yesterday's incident in Hettimulla, where large number of people gathered to get the Ayurvedic syrup, ignoring health guidelines, Police said.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said necessary action would be taken upon receiving the report from Kegalle SSP.

A massive crowd thronged at a traditional Ayurvedic centre in Hettimulla, Kegalle on Tuesday to get samples of the product after it was reported that the Ayurvedic syrup would cure Covid-19.

Several Police teams have been dispatched to the location to control the crowd gathering.

  Comments - 19

  • Nadarajah Wednesday, 09 December 2020 11:58 AM

    Very foolish both the people and the man who claims to have the medicine

    Observer Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:15 PM

    IGP, Instead investigating those who rushed to get the Ayurvedic syrup, please investigate Why the doctors have failed miserably in this Covid crisis.

    Rifai Sulaiman Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:27 PM

    People are desperate and badly need moral; phycolological , medical, and financial support.Instead of supporting this kind voluntery service; this government and its politicians create fear in the minds of people . They try to punish them...They try to bully them.. This is nothing but an institutional bullying. government is unable to provide medicine for will take months till medicine reaches to Sri Lanka for the covid-19. do they have to live with fear or take this locally made medicine. IGP must invistigate if Kegalle police did its duty at this place. Did they give enough protection for people? Did they keep people in social distance? Did they check mask wearing? Did police do its duty? No need to punish this local vedamahathya and people..but see if kegalle police did some thing to control people .

    Dee Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:31 PM

    What's there to call for reports? Ask from those in uniform who are in line to get the 'kalagedi Peniya'. Wonder if a serpent will emerge again from the kelani amidst devotees carrying lotus buds?

    Sheyan Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:34 PM

    Fault is with the Heath Minister. By taking that medice she kind of endorsed it.

    Thimothy joseph Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:40 PM

    If the Medicine is going to cure.. then why worry about any gathering. It's the TV show of the government ministers gave publicity for this... Now show your colours to them not to the Ayurvedic center or the people.

    Mm Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:49 PM

    I saw police and army personal worshiping this man when receiving a bottle

    BE FAIR Wednesday, 09 December 2020 03:46 PM

    Indicates the severity of the situation and what lengths People will go to protect themselves. No faith, Confidence

    Em Wednesday, 09 December 2020 04:03 PM

    Most intelligent people in the world

    RAW Wednesday, 09 December 2020 05:47 PM

    when it comes to trust, my trust level for South East Asian is low because they grew up in a corrupted environment so it is hard to expect they have high moral standards. Their words are sweet but actions can be opposite. I do not mean all South East Asian but in general. I do that to protect myself

    Selvakumar Wednesday, 09 December 2020 07:54 PM

    I don't thing so government

    Waqra Wednesday, 09 December 2020 08:59 PM

    Failed state.

    Rafeek Wednesday, 09 December 2020 09:05 PM

    Covid-19 - Goverment MPs are supportive of this move by the ayurvedic person but opposition MPs are not against this move, they need a systematic approach to this approved by relevant authorities. Government is frightening the people as said by President that when officials and doctors are panicked, thereby creating more panic among the masses.

    G abe Wednesday, 09 December 2020 11:19 PM

    There isn't enough vaccines for poor countries, bbcnews says, the west is stockpiling them, poor countries who have placed orders wont get enough, our government hasn't even attempted to place orders, what did that politician say, we are not Guinea pigs, the whole worlds a Guinea pig, no faith in a government that elects family and friends to positions that require brains or experience or both, next vote I hope people realise, too bad president is appointing new election officials, they must be very happy to of been given that spot, will they honour peoples votes or do what trump is trying to next election

    Selvakumar Thursday, 10 December 2020 04:56 AM

    Any other coronavirus base medical vaccines or syrups country government health ministry

    Moorthy Thursday, 10 December 2020 06:20 AM

    Don't do political with everything. It is not the work of Minister of Health to do advertisement. Dont't blame the people or the policemen.They followed suit of the Minister.It is the duty of medical expert to do this. If it is successful the product has to be promoted at the international level. Don't discourage him.All the fault with some fools in the parliament,Not all.

    abey Thursday, 10 December 2020 06:26 AM

    Where are the laws; it applies only to a certain communities. Lol, one country one law.

    Rosalene Thursday, 10 December 2020 06:58 AM

    This is nothing but the ignorance of the masses. Same lot who believed that electing slpp will fix all our problems. What a sad state of affairs. We're supposed to be Buddhists, yet people believe this crap.

    Goutham Sudheer Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:35 AM


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