Opposition claims military officer behind distorted numbers

The opposition claims a military officer is behind the distorted numbers on Covid deaths and infections.

Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament that a “Major General” has been found to be involved.

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP said that the Major General had given less numbers as opposed to the actual number of people who died or were infected from the coronavirus.

Senaratne said that this was the cause for the disparity in the number of people reported dead or infected from Covid.

The opposition Parliamentarian called on the Government to investigate the matter.

He said that giving actual figures will help deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka.

The Parliamentarian quoted health experts as calling for a lockdown or self-imposed lockup to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Gabriella, who cares what Rajitha Senaratne is, he has a valid concern in this situation! Manipulation of Covid19 data is a serious situation that is misleading our citizens, putting their lives in danger and can be considered a crime against humanity…

    • I am well aware of what is happening with the data collection. However, the protestations of Rajitha Seneratne should be seen in the same vein as Wimal Weerawansa condemning corruption in Sri Lanka.

      I am not trying to discredit the accusations; only questioning the credibility, suitability, and necessity of the thief Seneratne to be in politics.

  2. Rajitha Senaratne is a low class corrupt thug. It is people like him that we need to eliminate from politics.

  3. Rehan Jayawickrama is in cohorts with the Rajapaksa family of corruption. His extended family is selling overpriced PCR tests to profit off the suffering of the people while SJB is busy exposing the overpriced PCR tests!!

    SJB time to clean house of these members if you hope to win any elections in future…

    Why tolerate and defend people digging holes in your own boat!??

    Media where is the investigating into this?

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