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Committee decision on cremation or burial cannot be challenged – State Minister Lanza

Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure State Minister Nimal Lanza said that the decision of the Committee of Experts on cremation or burial of the COVID dead cannot be challenged.

The State Minister was responding to journalists at the Galle District Infrastructure Development Committee meeting on January 9.

“After January 22, airports will be opened for commercial flights. Those who arrive in Sri Lanka on commercial flights could stay at a hotel of their choice under the health guidelines of the Health Ministry,” he said.

“About 70,000 Sri Lankans who are stranded abroad will return. They will be given a chance to return on a flight of their choice,” the State Minister said.

He said that Ukrainian tourists came here on a pilot project to rebuild the tourism for the benefit of over three million people who are involved in the tourism industry.

“The shortcomings of this project will be rectified and carried out further,” the State Minister said.

The Prime Minister also said that the Colombo Port East Terminal will not be sold or handed over to anyone. “We need investments. Any country will be encouraged to invest here, not just India. Only investments that are beneficial for the country will be encouraged,” the State Minister said. “The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is of the view that the Provincial Council Elections should be held soon. The people will decide who their representatives should be for the local bodies,” he said.

The State Minister said that the previous Good Governance Government was always on a political hunt. They remanded their opponents on various charges,” he said.