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Vedda chief wants his people protected from the pandemic

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Vedda Chief Wanaspathi Uruwarige Vannila Ettho said the Covid-19 pandemic was spreading in remote areas making his community too vulnerable, and therefore the authorities concerned should pay attention to protect his people.

He told the media that his people had turned out to be a high risk group given the high number of cases in the Badulla district. He said 173 patients had been reported from Rideemaliyedda area and about another 200 from several other areas including Tissapura and Gemunupura in Mahiyangana.

“The virulent disease is spreading in Kandeketiiya and Badulla areas as well. However the politicians in power, the health authorities or the security forces have not paid any attention to this situation. Young men and women who worked in factories are now concealing information about their contacts with the infected and move with others in market places and other public places,” he said

He said the pandemic would cause much havoc in the remote areas soon, if the Government and the relevant authorities ignored the impending danger.(Ranjith Karunaweera)

  Comments - 4

  • You will survive Friday, 05 February 2021 09:25 PM

    Doctors have no answers but only intimidating titles, you better move into the interior of the forests and live on forest fruits, forest vegetables, forest lake fish , and rice for another one more year. Then everything would be okay.

    Don Hettiarachchi Friday, 05 February 2021 09:59 PM

    The leader shows genuine concern for his people in extinction. Let his grievances be heeded by the authorities concerned and immediate action be taken to salvage our aborigines. God protect them. Amen.

    Sambo Sunday, 07 February 2021 08:00 AM

    This chief has a better knowledge than most of our politicians and cares for his tribe.

    Smoke Ganja Sunday, 07 February 2021 09:47 AM

    Smoke weed everyday will kill covid 19 Snoop dog....

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