The National People’s Power says a national disaster should be declared while decisions related to the coronavirus should be reached in accordance with a national agenda.
Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath addressing the chamber demanded the government to set aside their pride and claims that they handled the virus the best.
MP Herath urged the government to look at the COVID-19 situation in utmost seriousness, citing that the entire country is like a funeral house due to the rise in deaths.
MP Herath stated Minister Keheliya Rambukwella who ridiculed teachers, was appointed the Minister of Health while Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi who was due to table a report in Parliament of the true state of the coronavirus situation was moved to a different role.
The Parliamentarian also claimed the Cabinet reshuffle was a mere attempt to vest Minister Namal Rajapaksa an additional portfolio.
He called on the government to set aside all differences and declare a disaster in order to save the country and its citizens.