The health authorities have taken steps to close the public shopping complex in Piliyandala in the event that 101 persons infected with Covid were discovered. The shopping complex has been closed indefinitely.
An early decision to isolate the Piliyandala Police Division including Piliyandala Town was reversed within 24 hours without the consent of the health authorities, limiting the state of isolation to a few Grama Niladhari Divisions.
Criticism began to rise against Minister Gamini Lokuge, who was accused of reversing the DGHS's decision to isolation Piliyandala. The Minister, however, denied the allegations.
In his defence, Lokuge had emphasised that many areas, including Piliyandala, had no risk for the contagion, due to which he had requested the relevant parties to look into the possibility of not isolating the area.