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94 Covid-related deaths in 19 days: Ruwan

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More than 94 COVID -19 related deaths were reported in Sri Lanka during the past 19 days at a time when the country did not have an acting Health Minister, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said.

The former President failed to appoint an acting minister of defence when he went out of the country in April, 2019. As a result, there was no acting minister of defence when the Easter Sunday attacks took place on April 21, 2019. There was no one to take charge of defence till Mr. Sirisena returned

Speaking during a meeting of UNP activists in Kandy on Wednesday, Mr. Wijewardene said the failure to appoint an acting Heath Minister was similar to the lapse on the part of former President Maithripala Sirisena who failed to appoint an acting Defence Minister when he was out of the country in April, 2019.

“The former President failed to appoint an acting minister of defence when he went out of the country in April, 2019. As a result, there was no acting minister of defence when the Easter Sunday attacks took place on April 21, 2019. There was no one to take charge of defence till Mr. Sirisena returned,” the UNP Deputy Leader said.(YOHAN PERERA AND J.A.L. JAYASINGHE)

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  • Jaya Ruwan Friday, 19 February 2021 09:53 AM

    How many road deaths in those 19 days?

    Asanka Friday, 19 February 2021 12:29 PM

    The country has no acting health minister from the beginning of Covid19. She should have listen to advise from the experts. Not join the dirty racist politics of the Rajapaksa's and the army commander

    Sam Friday, 19 February 2021 12:46 PM

    How many cremations took place by accident?

    Sando Friday, 19 February 2021 03:14 PM

    How many died in the Easter Sunday attack......

    A Friday, 19 February 2021 05:12 PM

    When u were deputy Deffence one day 500 died??


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