A Fundamental Rights violation petition was filed yesterday, challenging the Gazette notification that a body related to death either confirmed or suspected of COVID-19, should be exclusively cremated within 24 hours (preferably within 12 hours).

Two Catholics Oshala Lakmal Anil Herath and Ranmal Anthony Amerasinghe filed two separate petitions through Gowry Shangary Thavarasha, citing Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Ministry Secretary Dr. Bhadrani Jayawardena, Health Services Director General Dr Anil Jasinghe and the Attorney General as Respondents.