Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says the Ministry of Health does not issue fake data under any circumstances.
The Minister refuting the allegations said, baseless allegations are being hurled as a result of minor changes in certain technical related matters and timeframe.
Minister Rambukwella expressed his views at a discussion held at the Health Ministry with trade union representatives.
The Minister added special attention is being directed to individuals above the age of 60 who are receiving treatment for non-communicable diseases and ensuring they are fully vaccinated.
Stating that the coronavirus pandemic cannot be eradicated through travel restrictions alone, the Health Minister said a programme will be formulated to introduce indoor Rapid Antigen Testing in future.
Meanwhile the scientific process that should be implemented during a lockdown was also discussed at the meeting.
Speaking to media subsequent to the discussion, President of the Association of Government Medical Laboratory Technologists Ravi Kumudesh said the government is of the policy that the only solution to mitigating the coronavirus is vaccinations.
Kumudesh said trade unions tabled facts on the failures of the lockdown and explained how to make the lockdown a success.
He said they informed the Health Minister that the coronavirus continues to spread despite vaccinations adding they expect the Minister will convey this to the President or the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to dispel all incorrect views formed pertaining to the pandemic and imposing a scientific lockdown.
Kumudesh said by doing so they hope the government will mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic to a certain extent.