Two more quarantine centers operational in Kahagolla & Diyatalawa – Army


Sri Lanka Army says that it has enabled two more new Quarantine Centres operational at Kahagolla and the Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital starting from yesterday (12).

Issuing a statement, the Army stated that Sri Lankan expatriates and a few South Korean nationals have been accommodated at the improvised Kahagolla Quarantine Centre and the newly-built Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital Quarantine Centres.

These quarantine centres were set up under the directives of Commander of the army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

An eight-member medical team has already completed basic quarantine procedures on them after examining each and every inmate as of last evening (12), the Army said.

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, at Punani, Kandakadu, Kahagolla and Diyatalawa, would closely coordinate the entire operation and advise accordingly.

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, the statement read further.