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The authorities have raised serious concern over people's carefree attitude in the aftermath of the lifting of curfew in the country.

State Minister Channa Jayasumana said the people are seen gathering in large numbers in places of worship and other places.

He told the media today that Sri Lanka is still not out of the woods as yet in terms of the COVID-19 situation.

The State Minister said people seem to be taking things for granted and enjoying themselves without realising the imminent danger.

“That's the very reason why the travel restriction has been extended. However, people are seen behaving as if the pandemic is over; but it is not,” he pointed out.

“This pandemic has dragged on for such a long time. If we are to put an end to this, we should act more responsibly, especially in a situation where measures like curfew are not in effect,” he added. 

Thus, Minister Jayasumana invited people to leave no stone unturned in the race against the pandemic so that everyone would be able to see a silver lining of the dark cloud formed by COVID-19. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Philip de silva Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:06 PM

    Can’t make our people it’s a culture inherited

    Roy Berman Sunday, 10 October 2021 04:33 PM

    Sad... But true... Authority to cornered to say "worship place" without mentioning how people transport in packs...

    Ram Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:27 PM

    When queues are forming for everything keeping distances or following health guidelines will be difficult. It is the responsibility of GOSL to eliminate queues altogether

    Pandora Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:35 PM

    Are the authorities behaving responsibly?

    Lal Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:38 PM

    Problem because cost of living and politicians enjoying our money. We are footpath citizens politicians high class living. Politicians one month salary to us more than enough for us at least for one month for us. Our 2500/- eating and sound sleeps. Making drama day by day. God is very near.

    Kikazaru Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:39 PM

    Although you mention places of worship and other places, you are aiming at the protestors and do not want to mentions it. What the government really want to keep the people off protest. Looking at what is happening in other parts of the world where majority of people are vaccinated life is almost normal. I think you are more worried of the efficacy of the major vaccine used in Sri Lanka.

    Ramon Alwis Sunday, 10 October 2021 05:17 PM

    Very simple logic the people who behave in a reckless manner are part of the 6.9 mil who voted for this Govt no brain to understand the foolishness of their acts...God Bless Lanka

    joshua Sunday, 10 October 2021 05:36 PM

    what else can you expect if you fully open everything??? It is true that we need to move forward with the virus. But at what cost? Last time didn't we learn a good lesson?

    ala Sunday, 10 October 2021 07:08 PM

    what professor is this. he epitomizes the state the country is in

    Jude Christopher Sunday, 10 October 2021 07:23 PM

    You should change your headline to read as PEOPLE UNHAPPY ABOUT AUTHORITY'S BEHAVIOUR!

    Jude Christopher Sunday, 10 October 2021 07:25 PM

    Pandemics will come and pandemics will go, but our politicians will never change their crooked ways!

    Aishwarya Sunday, 10 October 2021 07:42 PM

    Who voted this government????we can't do anything. Mostly uneducated people.so they voted. So we are getting trouble day by day. We couldn't eat one meal. P

    Jacobo Sunday, 10 October 2021 07:45 PM

    LOL and believe me every single citizen is disgusted with the slacking authorities.

    Dilshan Perera Sunday, 10 October 2021 09:15 PM

    People deserve to suffer.. Covidiots!

    Angel Sunday, 10 October 2021 09:40 PM

    Authorities look in the mirror tell me what you see?

    Saran Sunday, 10 October 2021 10:14 PM

    Every is blaming the Gov shows how citizens have become

    Kps Sunday, 10 October 2021 11:37 PM

    I believe they looking many ways to survive.

    Be Aware Monday, 11 October 2021 12:01 AM

    Most people have forgotten all about cleaning hands. After dealing with cashiers and vendors hand cleansing is a must.

    Shabraz Mohamed Monday, 11 October 2021 01:02 AM

    Can’t blame public either. Most of the Sri Lankans are daily wage earners. Authorities are not feeding them.

    Aquarius Monday, 11 October 2021 01:05 AM

    What is the point in opening up and not having strict basic rules - social distancing, limits on numbers during public and private gatherings, hand sanitation etc etc. The authorities want people to think it is now safe to carry on regardless.

    Southpaw loves honey Monday, 11 October 2021 03:19 AM

    so what happened to your endorsement of Dhammika paniya..

    Em Monday, 11 October 2021 06:33 AM

    People unhappy over authorities behaviour

    Waco Monday, 11 October 2021 06:47 AM

    Relocate the Government Departments in other areas to reduce the crowds coming to Colombo. Take over part of Horagolla for this purpose and construct buildings.

    Independent Monday, 11 October 2021 07:40 AM

    Govt cannot blame people. It's them who should put effective rules, contact tracing, and mechanisms. There are millions of ways to ensure safety when re-opening the country. Countries like Singapore they do that and the govt don't blame the people. This Govt trying to put their failures on people.

    gasmalli Monday, 11 October 2021 07:41 AM

    Go corona....go corona.....goo corona....corona goo... go go corona .... corona gone!!! Mutti voters

    janp Monday, 11 October 2021 08:23 AM

    How can Authorities Expect People's to Behave,Mannerly,From Morning to Mid night Television Networks Showing, Government Top Officials Shouting Each other's Corruption Scandals,Mis Using State Billions,Even News papers, HeadLine News is Misuse of Billions of Rupees,Frauds etc,

    Somasiri Chandrapala Monday, 11 October 2021 08:28 AM

    Apologies for my ignorance but was there ever a Curfew in Sri Lanka?

    Sambo Monday, 11 October 2021 08:56 AM

    This is why during election they say the people are educated. Because they always make the mistake when voting.

    N.M. Perera Monday, 11 October 2021 09:02 AM

    Government must behave first..... COVID 19 was imported into the Country in several phases....now what??

    Terrence Monday, 11 October 2021 09:17 AM

    Public are much more unhappier where your government has created queues for basic food items, gas etc. Invoking curses at places of worship for bunch of idiots

    Ranjan Monday, 11 October 2021 09:26 AM

    Sad state. If responsibilities were given to the North

    Ana Monday, 11 October 2021 09:28 AM

    Country has gone to dogs , and authorities are worried about behavior now ? People will have to survive with only water very soon...

    mp Monday, 11 October 2021 09:30 AM

    Why always put the blame on people. Are the authorities behaving good? They have put people into misery in every respect. People are not bothered whether they get covid or not, because suffering from poverty has come to the hilt.

    Jayasiri Deshabandu Monday, 11 October 2021 09:36 AM

    Authorities should be more functional to enact the law and punish those who violate the law. People in general do not follow the rules. Authorities must make sure the law is applied. For example if a person is not wearing a mouth cover, he should be punished with a fine. It is impossible to arrest a large number of people not wearing mask but it is easy to find them on the spot. Taking them to court adds a lot of work for personnel in the law system!


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