Sri Lankan govt manipulates data on COVID-19: Hadunnetti

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Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said that the Sri Lankan Government was manipulating data on the Covid-19 pandemic and hid the truth from the people.

Former JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti told a news conference that it was vital for the people and decision making bodies to know the true data and information on the pandemic situation, Daily Mirror reported.

He said it was reported that there was a contradiction in the data and information issued by the Covid Task Force and the Provincial Directors of the Health Services and pointed out that it was a serious matter.

“It was reported that there was a contradiction of the data on Covid patients in the Gampaha District. We doubt the statistics on the Covid mortality was also twisted,” he said.

Hadunnetti said the Covid Task Force was getting data through the Health Ministry and added that it was either the Director General of Health Services or Head of the Covid Task Force was releasing the incorrect information.

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