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Follow all health regulations inside Parliament: Speaker

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today (04) called on all Members of Parliament to support the health guidelines issued by the Health Regulatory Authority in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic in the country.

The Speaker urged all Members of Parliament to follow the same procedure when working outside Parliament. 

“I would like to draw the attention of the Parliamentary Committee on Parliamentary Affairs held on the 30th of April to the current situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country. Accordingly, support and adherence to the Health Guidelines issued by the health authorities, including wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining social distance, when attending and staying in Parliament, and when acting outside Parliament. I kindly request all  Members of Parliament to follow these regulations. I strongly emphasize the need for all those who come to Parliament, including Parliamentary staff, other and allied staff, Parliamentary journalists, security personnel, to adhere to these Health Guidelines when entering and staying in Parliament,” he stated.