24th March 2020 10:00:38 Hours
The 'Ranaviru Apparels' garment factory of the Sri Lanka Army, rising to the swelling need in the face of COVID-19 threat stepped out to produce disposable microfiber suits with shoe covers which can be used by medical teams while treating/ quarantining infected individuals and handed over their first stock this morning (23) to Dr Anil Jasingha, Director General of Health Services, and the Chief Technical Officer of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine during a simple ceremony, held at the Ministry of Health.
Major General Manjula Manatunga, Commandant, 'Ranaviru Apparels' on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was there to hand over the first stock of those suits. These suits have been produced at low cost using micron 137 (polythene) by sealer machines under a new technology. The Darley Company (Pvt) Ltd sponsored the supply of those sealer machines to the factory where hundreds of physically-handicapped War Heroes wounded in action are productively employed. This production process would continue on the instructions and directions of the Commander of the Army under the supervision of the Commandant, 'Ranaviru Apparels'.
The Ranaviru Apparels factories at Yakkala and Alawwa adopting latest techniques, cost effective strategies and efficiency mainly produce very high quality standard uniform requirements for officers and other ranks.