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Talaimannar has been proposed to bury Muslim coronavirus victims, Daily Mirror learns.

Government sources said that Talaimannar island had been proposed as the safest option considering some concerns raised by certain experts.

A source said that when the matter was discussed by the cabinet last week most of the cabinet Ministers had agreed to the proposal.

Daily Mirror learns that initially a proposal was made to bury the remains of Muslim coronavirus victims at the main Muslim burial grounds in Colombo.

However, most Ministers shot down the idea saying it may pose a risk and would also ignite some tensions.

Subsequently, a proposal was made that Talaimannar be considered as it is an island with mainly dry land.

Daily Mirror learns that a committee of health experts have been advised to study the matter and revert.

The Government has decided to go ahead with the move, only if the health experts give their consent.

So far the Government has refused to permit the burial of Muslim coronavirus victims on the basis that they have been advised against it by local health experts.

Health experts have reportedly said that if the remains are buried and if there is heavy rain, the virus may surface from the remains and spread to other people.

Government sources said that most cabinet Ministers have no objections to Talaimannar as it is an island and mostly dry land.

The Government is under pressure from the international community to permit the burial of Muslim coronavirus victims.(Easwaran Rutnam)

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  • Chandu Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:41 PM

    Ministers think only of votes. Stick to guidelines issued by Health Authorities no matter whose it is. Continue the current practice

    AB Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:44 PM

    Heath authorities already shown its dissent to burial of Vivid deaths

    Ram Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:57 PM

    Impracticable decision. Better for the authorities to have maintained the No. Matara Muslim to be taken that far at what cost. What about the burial within 24 hours. Silly decision by the gvernment

    Man Tuesday, 17 November 2020 02:30 PM

    The government is under pressure. But, the war had been done, ignoring all that pressure to wipe terrorism out. So, obviously, there is some lie, in both instances, as usual.

    sach Tuesday, 17 November 2020 06:32 PM

    Now both sides can be happy. lets put this issue to rest

    Ranaweera Tuesday, 17 November 2020 08:15 PM

    What about Baththudeen's land. All transport costs should be borne by Hakeem. Cremation should be free but berisl should be at their cost. Sounds fair. Anyone should be given this option even Cristians.

    Sachi Kuhananthan, MD Tuesday, 17 November 2020 09:15 PM

    Please don't call yourself health experts. I haven't seen dead bodies cough. Covid-19 doesn't spread by drinking water. There is absolutely no risk from buried dead bodies. It's insane not to allow burial at any site.

    ghry Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:35 PM

    If so, will people of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Canada, Greenland, Iceland other regions in North

    MirakRajBanda Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:14 AM

    I knew very well that you will not publish my comment. Cheers!

    Mohamed A. Hassen Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:29 PM

    This government is dancing to the tunes of those who are groping in the dark on the matter. So far no experts have scientifically proved the internment of Covid bodies will have bad effect on the climate. Some influential elements are making use of all possible avenues to make it an issue but they all suggestions are subjective nothing objectively proved.


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