The Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (04) requested all Members of Parliament to adhere with the Health Guidelines issued by the Health Authorities in light of
the prevailing COVID -19 situation within the country.
The Hon. Speaker urged all Members of Parliament to follow the health guidelines when working outside Parliament as well. The announcement made is as follows;
“Special attention was given to the current COVID 19 situations within the country at the Committee on Parliamentary Business held on the 30 th of April. Accordingly, I request all Members of Parliament to support and adhere to the Health Guidelines issued by the Health Authorities, inclusive of wearing masks, washing and sanitizing of hands, and maintaining social distance when attending and being present in Parliament as well as when acting outside Parliament.
I strongly emphasize the need for all those who come to Parliament, including the staff of Parliament, other affiliated staff, Parliament journalists, and security personnel, to adhere to these health guidelines when visiting and while being present within the premises of Parliament.