Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi issues fresh gazette notification allowing the burial of Covid-19 victims reversing an earlier decision that made cremation mandatory.

by Jamila Husain

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi a short while ago issued a fresh gazette notification allowing the burial of Covid-19 victims reversing an earlier decision that made cremation mandatory

In the gazette notice Wanniarachchi said, “in the case of burial, the corpse of such person shall be buried in accordance with the directions issued by the Director General of Health Services at a cemetery or place approved by the proper authority under the supervision of such authority.”

Sri Lankan Muslims had been for months raising concerns over the mandatory cremation policy and had been urging the government to allow burials according to the Islamic faith and culture.

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