Jan 18, 2021

Piyal Nishantha tests positive ; G.L. quarantined

State minister of of Women and Child Development, Pre-School & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & Education Services - Piyal Nishantha says he has contracted Covid-19.

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.

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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.