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Urge Sri Lanka to allow the burial of Covid victims to respect religious beliefs

Submitted by Mohammed Amar on Sunday 20th December 2020

Published on Thursday 31st December 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Current Signatures: 5,875
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Government ~ Sri Lanka ~ Sri Lankan ~ UK ~ UK Government

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Urge Sri Lanka to allow the burial of Covid victims to respect religious beliefs

Petition Details

The UK government should urge the Sri Lankan Government to allow Covid victims to be buried according to their religious beliefs and not cremated.

Additional Information

Covid-19 is a worldwide pandemic with global authorities such as the World Health Organisation advising on matters of burial for those who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and later died.

The recent acts of the Sri Lankan government discriminate against those whose religious beliefs are against being cremated.

This against official advice which determines a normal burial alone will suffice with no need for cremation.


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