Sri Lanka urged to back coalition seeking probe on origin of virus

Monday, 18 May 2020
Sri Lanka has been urged to back a coalition seeking an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus. Former Foreign Minister Mangala Samarawera tweeted saying Sri Lanka must back a 62-nation coalition’s push for an investigation into the origin of the virus.
He said that even India and Russia have backed the coalition led by the European Union and Australia to seek an independent investigation into the coronavirus outbreak.
The draft resolution – supported by 62 countries including Bangladesh, Canada, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Japan – was an effort to bring about transparency and accountability for the spread of the disease that has been widely-acknowledged to be the worst crisis since the second world war.