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Chief Epidemiologist transferred following death toll error

Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera has been transferred a day after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revealed that there was an error in the COVID-19 death toll count of 11th June.

Samaraweera has been transferred from the Epidemiology Unit to the National Dengue Control Unit.

The Health Ministry said that Dr. Samaraweera has been appointed as the new Director of the National Dengue Control Unit.

Dr. Samitha Ginige has been appointed as the Acting Director of the Epidemiology Unit.

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