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Three MPs, Ranjan test positive

Three Members of Parliament are reported to have tested positive for COVID 19 according to the Parliament sources. Two members are from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) while one is from Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB).

Accordingly Matale District SLPP MP Rohana Dissanayake, Badulla District SLPP MP Tissa Kuttiarachchi and Hambantota District SJB MP Dilip Wedaarachchi have tested positive. Earlier Agriculture Minister Mahinda Aluthgamage tested positive for COVID 19.

The close associates of the aforesaid members are reported to have been instructed to self-isolate.

Meanwhile, former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake serving a jail term at the Angunakolapelessa Prison after being found guilty of Contempt of Court has tested COVID 19 positive.

SJB MP Harin Fernando says he will be self-isolating as he had met Ramanayake when he was brought to a relative’s funeral in Negombo recently.

Fernando in a tweet said: “I will be self-isolating from now as I met Ranjan Aiyya when he was brought to his relative’s funeral earlier this week. I hope he gets well soon”.


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