Govt. will win over COVID-19 challenge-PM

2020-08-02 at 08:10

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says the government is prepared to win over the challenge of the coronavirus and move forward as a country.

Premier Rajapaksa speaking at a rally in Hambantota yesterday said the spread of COVID-19 was contained owing to the forward-thinking approach of the President.

The Premier said the prompt decisions by the President, during the COVID-19 pandemic, helped reduce the death rate, with only 11 deaths reported.

The Prime Minister noted that when considering the situation in India, Europe, the US and other parts of the world, Sri Lanka has had the ability to overcome the coronavirus situation and save the country.

The Premier on a separate note added a large group of United National Party supporters have rallied around the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.

He noted that it is futile to vote for the UNP as they are divided, stating that a majority of the public has joined hands with the SLPP.