Government reveals position on islandwide lockdown (Video)

May 4, 2021 at 3:47 PM

The Government says there is no necessity for an islandwide lockdown in Sri Lanka at present.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told reporters today that discussions were held with the Covid Task Force and health authorities in this regard.

He said it has been decided that zonal and area-wise lockdowns and isolation are sufficient to curtail the third wave of the coronavirus.

Minister Rambukwella said however, this decision might change in the future depending on the current situation of the country at the time.

The Cabinet co-spokesman further insisted that Sri Lanka will not move towards a situation like in India.

He pointed out that this was so as the people in Sri Lanka are sensible and will act in a sensible and responsible manner to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella further insisted that no politician or public representative was involved in deciding on lockdowns and isolations.

He said the decisions were taken by the Covid Task Force and health authorities.

The Minister made the clarification after recent media reports claimed that a politician was behind the revision on the isolation imposed on the Piliyandala Police area on Sunday (02). (NewsWire)