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Former MPs Rajitha Senaratne and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday said the focus should be made on preventing the spread of COVID-19 instead of cracking down on people for the statements they make. "The disease is spreading fast and the number of cases are increasingly daily. Therefore, one should think of saving the people from the crisis," Dr Senaratne said. "Also Sri Lankan authorities should take the warnings given by WHO seriously," he added. Field Marshal Fonseka said one must focus on the statement made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who mentioned that there are 1,500 suspected of having contracted COVID-19. "I was shocked by this statement," he said. "One cannot be satisfied with the steps taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The country should have been subjected to a lock down for two weeks earlier. It would have been possible to control the situation within two weeks if a lock down was imposed earlier," he said. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • DHA Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:04 PM

    Always finding faults ! Idiots at least at this moment work together rather than pointing fingers at each other !

    Yana Fernando Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:11 PM

    Fear is the only way that our selfish two legged cattle can be made to understand how serious this virus is.

    Sidath Balachandra Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:24 PM

    These two clowns of highest degree have NO shame but most probably a great pride that they know for sure there slave whom will vote for them.

    Jayantha Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:33 PM

    Keep your mouth shut and close your face and stay indoors

    ravin Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:38 PM

    crocodile tears.

    Bobby Pereira Saturday, 21 March 2020 04:39 PM

    But you two stupid morons should keep your smelly mouths tightly shut. Now it is a different ball game. No one will tolerate malicious, deliberate lies and then giving silly excuses.

    Sujeeva Perera Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:13 PM

    MUST crackdown also for giving wrong and harmful information to the county.

    Johan Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:21 PM

    Do not make statements also ,go to the down trodden areas and supply the needs of the people out of your wealth.

    Sharm Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:24 PM

    It is VERY important to crack down on people who make false and misleading statements to the public, too

    M P Fernando Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:02 PM

    Keep your mouth shut instead of making false statements.

    අළුගුත්තේරුවා Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:04 PM

    කොට මොඩල්, ළඟ පිකප්?!!?

    Sen Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:31 PM

    this is whole world crisis,if government let someone utter anything harmful to current situation, should immediately arrest him ignoring who is he,these two babblers must be arrested,it gives others also a lesson to learn

    Ranjith Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:41 PM

    Yes this is not the time for political revange eradication of the virus and protecting people much important

    Citizen0 Saturday, 21 March 2020 06:50 PM

    Senaratne you said "one should think of saving the people from the crisis". Don't you know that "When making remarks publicly to verify if true or false. Oh! sorry I forgot, you and SF DONT know WHAT TRUTH IS as always you guys are LYING !!

    Brandon Saturday, 21 March 2020 07:09 PM

    What mr Rajitha is saying is 100% correct. The government has no right to arrest people for exercising their freedom of speech. This government has failed to stop the spread of corona and rather they are on a withchunt on arresting people of the opposition for exercising their freedom to speech. You just cannot arrest people based on blanket judgements on the issue of misinformation. Misinformation is subje ctive and the government should stop it's stupidity even now.

    Koralae Saturday, 21 March 2020 07:12 PM

    shut up ur mouth. we know what u did when u were Minister. pons.

    Ananda Saturday, 21 March 2020 07:18 PM

    Arrest this guy as soon as possible before giving misteading statements ,shame on you.

    MP Saturday, 21 March 2020 08:07 PM

    TWO MONKEYS! TWO DONKEYS!

    Haramanis Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:43 AM

    SF doesn't know when to stop shooting his mouth. Senaratne does not know when to stop lying. Both should be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law

    charith seneviratne Sunday, 22 March 2020 12:37 PM

    What bloody nonsense are these two buggers talking. They did nothing for 4 1/2 years. Try them in courts and throw them in for at least two weeks.

    Sen Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:46 PM

    @Breandon,Friend of Ragitha,your friend is misusing the freedom of speech to go an extra mile in his dirty politics,this should be stopped according to the law the land, President with his highly reliable group of officers and and political authority has got enough farsighted steps which not even think by rich and mighty European countries down with virus,people though suffer,they understand,there's no other way to eradicate this virus,so you don't have chance to use this issue against the President


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