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The groups who evaded quarantine are traitors: Amaraweera

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The groups who had protested at the airport and evaded quarantine should be considered as traitors as they were directly responsible for the country’s current situation, Transport Services Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

The minister said there were some passengers who had protested in the airport terminal building, demanding that they not be taken for quarantine and to allow them to return home without delay. He also said that some of them had even escaped the quarantine centres.

“The government will take necessary legal action against these people”, he said.

Amaraweera commented that these people were the cause of the virus spreading and who were responsible for the country’s current situation.

While appreciating the service done by the tri-forces and the health sector to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Amaraweera said that in comparison to certain other countries, our officials were dedicated to assist the infected patients.

Addressing a media briefing he said several incidents had been reported from most countries severely infected with COVID-19 where it was revealed that health and other supportive authorities had refused to handle duties of helping infected patients.

Minister also appreciated the transport sector in the country who were doing their utmost to provide an efficient service.

“The SLTB and private bus drivers, conductors and all railway department employees are giving of their best for the country in this disastrous situation,” Minister said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and Yoshitha Perera)

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  • Sokrates Friday, 20 March 2020 08:27 AM

    These people are criminals. But it is not understandable that a military regime can not handle the strict quarantine rules.

    Sambo Friday, 20 March 2020 08:28 AM

    And they are all from Italy. They should face sever jail terms for not heeding to government instruction.

    Ajja Friday, 20 March 2020 08:30 AM

    The government is responsible for not been tough as they allow all garbage to come into the country for ulterior motives.(Political gain for future elections)This back fired immensely.

    SLFPER Friday, 20 March 2020 08:33 AM

    WHAT DO YOU CALL THOSE WHO ALLOWED SLFP TO SINK

    Slay de Silva Friday, 20 March 2020 08:46 AM

    By the way Good Minister, Where is your son being Quarantined?

    Hattituwa P Friday, 20 March 2020 09:20 AM

    Common. Why didn’t the government arrange mandatory quarantines system from the inception, like most other country governments did??? Don’t pass the ball to others. Trying to fool the masses again

    Johan Friday, 20 March 2020 09:29 AM

    Minister one simple question. The virus did not originate in SL it has come through the ports of entry.Why as a responsible government you Took so long to close the Airport.Through social Media so many articles were roaming about the Seriousness of this disease.Why GMOA waited so Long to draft a letter to President.Now do not put the blame on someone.Get assistance from the countries who are well ahead of tackling the disease and wipe out from SriLanka.

    Lion Friday, 20 March 2020 09:57 AM

    If you call them traitors you will fall in to the same category for not taking correct action as a government. We never expect this from your man.

    Sangaralingham Friday, 20 March 2020 10:03 AM

    And stupid.fault whom must be clearly displayed on entry points to be seen by coming passengers. Wise will obey not so wise what next is the answers

    Adrian Lamb Friday, 20 March 2020 10:16 AM

    You ministers who did nothing during the easter sunday mass bombing are traitors as well.

    American Eagle Friday, 20 March 2020 12:55 PM

    Politicians of the ruling family and their henchmen are the WORST Traitors .

    nadarajah Friday, 20 March 2020 01:08 PM

    suppose the silankans who came from Italy were muslims ,the situation in the country would have been different

    George Harry Friday, 20 March 2020 07:18 PM

    A real TRAITOR SARATH FONSEKA still living no action was taken to HANG HIM? why you blame CORONA VIRUS PATIENTS are TRAITORS.


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