There has been a lot of talk in the country about whether people who die due to the new corona virus should be cremated or buried. The Prime Minister also appointed a committee of experts to inquire into the cremation and burial of those who had gone there. Later in Parliament, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that those who die due to corona will not be buried but cremated only. In such a background, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is now dying due to corona. Permission has been granted to bury the group according to the wishes of the relatives. This has been stated in response to a question raised by Member of Parliament SM Marikkar.