Special Presidential Task Force to ensure health safety at military camps
Posted on April 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

A special Presidential Task Force has been established to ensure the health safety within camps of the tri-forces.

The Task Force will be headed by Governor of Western Province Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Gunatilake.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa held a discussion with retired Heads of Security and medical experts at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (27) to identify measures needed to safeguard health at military camps.

Accordingly, the Task Force will undertake preparing, implementing, and monitoring an effective mechanism to ensure complete health security within camps under the guidance of Secretary Defence and Commanders of Tri-Forces.

It is equally important to protect the security forces personnel as well as the citizens. Special attention should be paid to groups who act closely with the infected. Those who are infected should be directed to hospitals while people they had an association with should be sent for quarantine. The prime objective is to prevent the community transmission of the virus”, President Rajapaksa said.

Further, a panel of experts was also instructed to produce a report by observing camps of the tri-forces.

Priority should be given to the health security of the security officers who are engaged in quarantine activities, said President Rajapaksa.

The President also advised obtaining the assistance of medical experts as and when necessary, to promote health facilities within camps.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized the necessity of identifying any shortcomings if any in the process of successfully containing the virus so far.

Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundera, Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga, former Commander of the Air Force, Governor of the Western Province Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Gunatileke, former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Admiral (Retired) Jayantha Perera, Director General of the Department of Civil Defence Rear Admiral (Retired) Ananda Peiris, Major General Sunedha Perera, Medical Consultant Bandula Wijesiriwardene, Medial Specialist Vajira Senarathne were present in the discussion.

One Response to “Special Presidential Task Force to ensure health safety at military camps”

  1. Gunasinghe Says:

    This is a incompetent of supervisors in armed forces. These youngsters contracted this when they serve the country. No one made sure that they following the proper precautions to protect from infection. I hope this will open the eyes of supervisors. I have seen these heros perform their duty without any PPE. Someone must have given proper instructions before they were sent to field.

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