223 Naval Personnel Quarantined at SLAF Quarantine Centre at Mullaitivu Released
10:39pm on Saturday 27th June 2020
223 Naval Personnel who were quarantined at the Mullaitivu SLAF Quarantine Centre were released this morning (27 June 2020). This Quarantine Centre operated by the Sri Lanka Air Force was established on the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias in order to support the government’s efforts in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

These Naval Personnel quarantined at this Centre were from the Welisara Naval Base who arrived at Mullaitivu on the 18th of May 2020. The Naval Personnel who were released today were confirmed by PCR tests that they are not infected with COVID-19 and have also been instructed to self-quarantine themselves for a further 14 day period before returning for duty.

The entire operation of this Quarantine Centre was managed by SLAF Station Mullaitivu under the supervision of the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Anuruddha Wijesiriwardana.

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