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Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim Covid-19 victims despite uproar

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Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim Covid-19 victims despite uproar
Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim Covid-19 victims despite uproar

Sri Lanka’s government insisted Friday on the cremation of all coronavirus victims, rejecting international pleas and recommendations from its own experts to allow the Muslim minority to bury their dead in line with Islamic custom.

The government first banned burials in April amid concerns — which experts say are baseless — by influential Buddhist monks that burying bodies could contaminate groundwater and spread the virus.

The World Health Organisation has said that there is no such risk, recommending both burials and cremations of virus victims, but the Sri Lankan government has refused.

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