Only one PCR machine in Sri Lanka's Nuwaraeliya district - MP Velu Kumar

Kandy district MP Velu Kumar
Sri Lanka major opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya Kandy district MP M. Velu Mumar said that entire Nuwaraeliya district has only one PCR testing machine. 

He expressed these views addressing a press conference held by the opposition today.

He accused that the government had not allocated money to increase health facilities of the poor people like estate workers despite their vulnerability.  

He pointed out that the 2021 budget proposal does not allocate money to buy even the COVID-19 vaccine.  

He said that the government had not provided any solutions to the burning issues of the estate population hiding behind the proposal to increase the estate workers' salary up to Rs. 1,000 per day.

Nuwaraeliya district has a high density of Upcountry Tamils who are mostly low-income plantation workers.


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