State minister Arundika Fernando tests Covid-19 positive

State Minister Arundika Fernando says he has tested positive for Covid-19.

He is the 7th SL parliamentarian to be tested positive.

According to reports, he has had a temperature for 04 days and had undergone a PCR test at a private hospital yesterday, with the result returning positive today (27).

The state minister had been quite active in recent days and was frequently present in media as well. He had appeared in the 'Big Focus' programme of Derana TV and the 'Subharathi' programme of SLBC.

It is said that around 2,000 first level contacts could be traced to him, with minister of Wildlife and Forest Conservation - C.B. Ratnayake being among them, reliable sources say.