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While condemning the humiliating posts shared by certain netizens in social media targeting Covid-19- infected- Health Minister Pavithra Vanniarachchi, State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle said such acts cannot be approved by civilised people.

She said in a Facebook post that any person irrespective of their religion, race or political affinity could be infected with the virus and that even world leaders of powerful countries have become prone to the virus.

She said not only the health officials but some medical specialists too had been infected with the virus. “We should understand this situation and it is our responsibility to take action to protect ourselves from the disease,” she said.

The Minister said the first challenge Ms. Vanniarachchi had to face as the Health Minister was the Covid19 pandemic and added that the endeavours she undertook to protect the people from the pandemic should not be forgotten.(AJITH SIRIWARDANA)

  Comments - 14

  • Chris Monday, 25 January 2021 07:03 AM

    Ridiculing other? We learnt the art from politicians.

    Suren Sarathkumara Monday, 25 January 2021 09:13 AM

    She ridiculed herself. Sit back and think why the so called netizens are not ridiculing other infected MPs

    Joshua Monday, 25 January 2021 09:17 AM

    yes, we need to respect the other human beings as long as they act like human beings

    Bandu Monday, 25 January 2021 09:22 AM

    If "any person irrespective of their religion, race can be affected" then Nature is Boss. So why pray to gods or why fight over race religion. We should be humbled.

    Em Monday, 25 January 2021 09:53 AM

    Where were you when our former President Sirisena was bullied in full time?

    Selvakumar Monday, 25 January 2021 09:56 AM

    corona virus it's Common for everybody's,!!!

    Kumaran,Wattala Monday, 25 January 2021 10:00 AM

    Since the Hon.Health Minister have failed to bring under control the disease, she should have resigned long time ago.

    DEA Monday, 25 January 2021 12:24 PM

    To Chris Super!! you nailed it brother. Now they talk like vulnerable innocent saints. My foot.

    S. B Croner Monday, 25 January 2021 12:47 PM

    The fact that some elected officials made a show of drinking Dammikas Panni for a cure was sad ... The fact that no one ever heard about the Wadakaha Sudiya incident is appalling ... It was immortalized in song . Its not to late to listen to the words of the song... or check out this incident on the internet..

    BE FAIR Monday, 25 January 2021 01:02 PM

    It was the She/The Minister who insulted the Populace by the Media Circus consuming the "Peniya" Sure you cant blame them for the Side Effects now

    Punchi Banda Monday, 25 January 2021 01:32 PM

    Ho ho ho Raping, pillaging and killing minorities is the hallmark of civilisation ?

    Uncivilised barbarian Monday, 25 January 2021 03:14 PM

    Civilised people! Do you find many is Sri Lanka??

    Buddhist Monday, 25 January 2021 05:43 PM

    Dr Fernandopulle should not defend Pavithra. She asked for this by her stupid move to support the Paniya. If Pavithra has any self respect must resign for putting the lives of people in danger.

    Grace Monday, 25 January 2021 05:47 PM

    What is civilization from Sri Lankan politicians point of view?

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