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17th March 2020 14:17:55 Hours

Army Improvises Diyatalawa Holiday Homes as QCs - Lt Gen Shavendra Silva in TV Interview

As one more emergency priority, Sri Lanka Army in consultation with health authorities improvised all holiday homes at Diyatalawa to be the newest Quarantine Centres (QCs) for influx of returnees. In addition, the Army improvised five more buildings, situated in the area under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni at Echchankulam, Vavuniya will become functional as one more Quarantine Centre, says the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva during a TV interview, this morning (16).

Those holiday homes at Diyatalawa are equipped with all facilities and amenities. This morning’s panel discussion was attended by Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Deputy Director General Health Services (Public Health Services), Epidemiologist Ms Paba Palihawadana, Director, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Dr Hasith Attanayake and Specialist Physician (Infectious Diseases) Dr Eranga Narangoda as contributors to the interview.

Here follows the video of the discussion;