Former JVP Parliamentarian Wasantha Samarasinghe says a certain faction of the government has shared a fake advertisement on social media along with his telephone number stating that a Rapid Antigen Test kit can be purchased for Rs.80.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo, Samarasinghe said the government is engaged in a demeaning political campaign when it has been unable to provide the public Rapid Antigen kits at a concessionary rate.
The former MP said he received several calls regarding the advertisement which was published on social media.
Samarasinghe said the public is unable to undergo a Antigen Test adding the private sector has been barred from conducting tests as well.
He said the private sector must seek approval from Public Health Inspectors in order to test.