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  • Sri Lanka’s Muslim community has been lobbying for permission to bury those who succumb to COVID-19

By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana  

Government will allow burial of those who succumb to COVID-19, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa informed Parliament yesterday.  

Prime Minister Rajapaksa was responding to a query made by Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP S.M. Marikkar in the House last morning.   


“Mr. Marikkar we will allow the burial of those who succumb to COVID-19,” the Premier said.    Mr. Marikkar earlier questioned the Government’s stand on the last rights of those who die of COVID-19.   


Mr. Marikkar then thanked the Prime Minister for taking this decision.   


Sri Lanka’s Muslim community has been lobbying for permission to bury those who succumb to COVID-19, since the pandemic hit the country.  

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