In a Facebook post, the state minister has urged all those who has had close contacts with him in the last few days, to comply with health authorities.
It is also reported that the state minister had also held a media briefing at his party office in Aluthgama this morning (18), before, he was identified as Covid-19 positive.
Ironically, he was one of the Parliamentarians who consumed the controversial “Dhammika Peniya” when it was presented to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at the Parliament complex.
Meanwhile, minister of Education - Prof. G.L. Peiris has been self isolated as he is a contact of State minister Piyal Nishantha.
Earlier, 03 Members of Parliament were identified to be infected. They are Vasudewa Nanayakkara, Dayasiri Jayasekera and Rauff Hakeem.