General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Union - Joseph Stalin charges that State minister - Sarath Weerasekara's statements in Parliament on conditions of those sent to quarantine, are blatant lies.
The minister had stated that those who were sent to quarantine, were done so on a proper manner, as per health regulations.
Mr. Stalin alleges that the state minister was lying when he said that the medicine had provided as the Negombo Police had not even provided an inhaler, claiming it would cost Rs. 1,500.
He said that they were only given a 1/4 of a bread loaf and a banana as food at the Chilaw police. He also said that they were compelled to wear bed sheets since they did not have a change of clothes.