Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Government to cremate unclaimed bodies of persons died of COVID-19
Tue, Dec 1, 2020, 11:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 01, Colombo: The Government has decided to cremate the unclaimed bodies of persons died of COVID-19.

The dead bodies of the COVID-19 victims not claimed by the relatives and guardians will be cremated at the expense of the government, the Director General of the Disaster Management Center Major General (Retd) Sudantha Ranasinghe said in a notification.

Several bodies of such victims have already been collected at the mortuaries of government hospitals.

Following the President's attention to this situation, it has been instructed that such bodies be cremated immediately at the expense of the Government in accordance with health and legal instructions.

Retired Maj. Gen. Sudantha Ranasinghe, Director General of the Disaster Management Center, said that the Center has been instructed to bear the cost.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Ambassador Cindy McCain meets with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe
-- [29 minutes ago]
Police battle with robbers to recover hijacked petrol bowser
-- [54 minutes ago]
Paddy Marketing Board buys over 570 MT of paddy crop from Vavuniya farmers
-- [1 hour and 14 minutes ago]
Value Added Special Rice Flour Production Project launched
-- [2 hours ago]
GCE A/L students to be awarded scholarships from the President’s Fund
-- [3 hours ago]
President lto eave on official visit to Japan and Philippines
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nabs Buddhist monk attempting to smuggle illegal items worth over Rs.30 million
Aeroflot to resume services to Sri Lanka from the 9th October
Sri Lanka pledges to ‘build back better’ from the current crisis
President to leave for Japan tonight to attend former Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s funeral

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.