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By Yohan Perera 

SLPP Kandy District MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday and became the sixth parliamentarian to be infected. 


Mr. Yapa Bandara in a Facebook post confirmed that he was down with the coronavirus. “I was informed by the district health officials that I am a COVID-19 patient around 10 p.m. on Sunday. Therefore, I request those who came into close contact with me to undergo the relevant medical check-ups,” the MP posted. Mr. Yapa Bandara is the sixth Member of Parliament to be tested positive for COVID-19 starting from Dayasiri Jayasekera, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, State Minister Piyal Nishantha MP Rauff Hakeem and Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi.


Dayasiri Jayasekera,Vasudeva Nanayakkara, State Minister Piyal Nishantha and MP Rauff Hakeem and Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi were infected earlier


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