Aug 19, 2021

Malwathu & Asgiri Maha Nayaka Theros call for a lockdown

The Chief prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters have urged the President to lock down the country for at least a week in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In a letter to the President, the Mahanayaka Theros said that although they laud the COVID-19 eradication work done by the government, the mutation of the virus and the rapid spread has brought upon a disaster situation across the country.

Therefore, the Mahanayaka Theros have said that they would kindly like to remind the President that it was best to impose at least a week long lockdown as per directives of health specialists and take measures to curb the spread while providing necessary facilities to the public.