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Monday, December 28, 2020

A section of Buddhist leaders of Sri Lanka urge the government to give permission to bury COVID-19 dead bodies

Inter-Religion Relations Subcommittee of Sri Lanka Amarapura and Ramanna Buddhist Sangha sects wrote to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urging to take an immediate decision regarding the issue of burying the COVID-19 dead bodies.

The Buddhist clergy urged the government to consult a committee comprised of experts including epidemiologists and religious leaders and take an urgent decision. 

Further, the Inter-Religion Relations Subcommittee requested to give permission to bury the dead bodies under a concrete layer or any other suitable manner so that the virus is not leaked into the groundwater. 

The letter mentioned that the issue would create unrest among Muslims of the country and the government would be embarassed.

Inter-Religion Relations Subcommittee of Sri Lanka Amarapura and Ramanna Buddhist Sangha sects

 

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