Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the general public to give utmost support to the government's efforts to save the country from COVID-19 outbreak.

He stated this today (07), delivering a special statement on the situation that prevails in the country.

In his address to the nation, the Premier outlined the measures taken by the government to mitigate the pandemic outbreak and appreciated the sacrifices made by health workers, security forces and other public servants who are on the COVID-19 frontline.

"In the face of a pandemic like this, our attentiveness, commitment and discipline decide whether we will survive," the PM also stressed.

Speaking on the preventive measures taken to face the local outbreak...