BURY COVID DEAD, SANGHA SABHA WRITES TO PRESIDENT

BURY COVID DEAD, SANGHA SABHA WRITES TO PRESIDENT

BURY COVID DEAD, SANGHA SABHA WRITES TO PRESIDENT

Written by Staff Writer

28 Dec, 2020 | 2:19 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  The Inter-Religious Subcommittee of the Sri Lanka Amarapura and Ramanna Samagri Maha Sangha Sabha has written to the President highlighting the need to bury the bodies of those who died of COVID-19.

In a statement, the Inter-Religious Subcommittee said Muslims and Christians follow the ritual of burying their dead, and this is enshrined in the constitution in Article 14 (1) as a fundamental right.

It went on to note, though cremation of COVID-19 victims was made mandatory via gazette on the 11th of April, considerable research on the matter had been carried out over the past 08 months.

The Inter-Religious Subcommittee of the Sri Lanka Amarapura and Ramanna Samagri Maha Sangha Sabha believes the burial of COVID-19 victims should be carried out subject to conditions and with research.

The Inter-Religious Subcommittee of the Sri Lanka Amarapura and Ramanna Samagri Maha Sangha Sabha has called on the President to convene an emergency meeting with Doctors, Virologists, PHIs, Religious Leaders, and other Stake Holders to discuss the matter.

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