State Minister Sudarshani Fernandupulle says the Technical Committee will review COVID burials.

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A decision on allowing the burial of COVID victims will be taken based only on the recommendations of the Health Ministry’s Expert Committee, State Minister Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle told Parliament yesterday. Dr. Fernandopulle said although Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa informed Parliament on Wednesday that burial of COVID victims would be permitted, the Health Ministry will present the matter to a Technical Expert Committee for action and the Health Ministry will have to act based on recommendations of this Committee.

However, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress MP Rauff Hakeem slammed the State Minister and the Health Ministry, questioning if they were beyond the Prime Minister, who is entitled to make decisions on behalf of the state and its citizens.

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