The government says claims made by the opposition that the present administration had failed to control the COVID-19 pandemic, only has a political basis.
Speaking during yesterday’s Parliament debate, Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella said the current opposition has politicised every issue in the country.
The Health Minister stressed that mixing politics with the pandemic is completely unacceptable.
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the opposition is continuing to deceive the public with various assertions.
He said opposition members have been critical of all the policies that were implemented by the government to control the pandemic.
He said the opposition and its leaders must be pragmatic and sensible when expressing views when the country is dealing with a health emergency.
Minister Rambukwella said the public will respond to the actions of the opposition since it is only focused on furthering its political interests even during a pandemic.