Sri Lanka Parliament continues to function adhering to health guidelines after 3 MPs infected with COVID-19

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake says the Proceedings of Parliament will continue in accordance with health guidelines given by the health authorities, following three Members of Parliament were infected with COVID-19 virus.

Mr. Dasanayake said discussions had been held with the health authorities regarding the situation and that all the places where the COVID-19 infected MPs were staying had been disinfected by now.

Mr. Dasanayake states that random PCR tests are being conducted for the parliamentary staff members and arrangements have been made with the health officials to conduct PCR tests for the staff members at the Parliament complex in the next few days. Mr. Dasanayake said that the Staff perform their duties in accordance with health regulations.

Meanwhile, the Committee on Parliamentary Business is scheduled to meet on the 13th January at 2.00 pm under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to decide the proceedings of next sittings of Parliament, the Parliament Communication Department said.

Mr. Dasanayake further said the staff of the Secretary General is ready to continue with the proceedings of Parliament in accordance with the decisions taken by the Speaker and the party leaders.

 

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