No legal barrier to mandating vaccine certificate at public places: Sri Lanka attorney general

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has formally declared that there is no legal barrier to making the COVID-19 vaccination certificate mandatory when visiting public places, Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

Speaking in parliament on Monday (08), Rambukwella said that he had personally sought clarification from the Attorney General regarding the matter in writing.

“The argument here is that ‘I have a right to my life, but I have no right to endanger the life of another’,” the minister said.

On October 29, Rambukwella met a group of European Union officials where he had discussed Sri Lanka’s plans to make the vaccination card mandatory.

Responding to questions from the opposition, Rambukwella said that, as far as vaccination was concerned, no one can criticise the government as it has taken every stop possible to ensure a successful rollout.

The minister said he had also discussed with European diplomats the digital vaccine passport made available for citizens in some EU countries. (Colombo/Nov08/2021)

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