Two burials were conducted in Soodupaththinachenai area in Ottamwadi, Batticaloa in the Eastern Province today ( March 5).
Army Commander General Shavendra Silva states that five more burials are scheduled to be conducted at the same site today.
This is the second burial place approved by the government and Oddamavadi Divisional Secretary announced the granted permission. Also Irakkamam in Ampara was proposed as a burial ground.
Acording to the former State Minister Ali Zahir Moulana both of those Pradeshiya Sabha s had expressed their willingness to allocate lands for burial of COVID 19 victims remains.
Burials will be coordinated with the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Institute of Geology. Local authorities and community representatives will join the process.