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Govt will protect state workers’ - Semasinghe

The Government has no intention to intimidate state employees to donate salaries or any of their allowances to the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund, former State Minister Anuradhapura District Parliamentarian Shehan Semasinghe said.

He told the Daily News at his Anuradhapura office that the Government relaxed the curfew for the sole purpose of re-building the Coronavirus-hit economy of the country but not to gain any undue advantage in the forthcoming General Elections, as charged by the politically-bankrupt Opposition.

“The Opposition attempts to re-summon the old Parliament which would drag the country from bad to worse, and sabotage the Government’s COVID-19 control efforts. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not violated the Constitution with regard to the national financial management, as charged by the Opposition,” MP Semasinghe said. “The Opposition is jealous when they observe the fast-growing confidence of people in the President due to his vision and mission in the comprehensive management of the spread of COVID-19,” he said. He said according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coronavirus could not be eradicated immediately and the affected countries will have to carefully implement strategies for the prevention and the management of the virus, while reviving paralytic economies. The President also guided the Government to re-open the country in order to rebuild its economy while controlling the spread of the virus.

Semasinghe invited the Opposition also to join hands with the President in the fight against the COVID-19, without criticising the Government’s efforts.  


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