Sri Lanka Army sets up two more quarantine centers

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Army on quick notice has set up two more centers to quarantine the passengers arriving from COVID-19 coronavirus affected countries.

The Army on the directions of Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has enabled two more new Quarantine Centers operational at Kahagolla and inside the Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital beginning yesterday afternoon (12).

According to Major (Dr) L. D Ratnaweera, Officer in Charge of both Quarantine Centers, Sri Lankan expatriates and a few South Korean nationals have been accommodated at the improvised Kahagolla Quarantine Center and the newly-built Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital Quarantine Centers.

An eight-member medical team has already completed basic quarantine procedures on them after examining each and every inmate as of Thursday evening.

A special medical team, headed by Colonel (Dr) Shaveen Semage, Deputy Director, Preventive Medicine & Mental Health Services of the Army who is also the overall in charge of the quarantine process, being carried out at Punani, Kandakadu, Kahagolla and Diyatalawa would closely coordinate the entire operation and advise accordingly, the Army said.

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters – Central, commanded by Major General Laksiri Waduge are assisting the emergency project through their coordination and provision of other facilities.

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