A special meeting was held today (04 April) at the Presidential Secretariat, under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to review the progress of the program implemented by the government to control the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.
President of the Government Medical Officers Association Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya explained the geographical spread of the virus and the progress made by the government to control it.
In a subsequent exchange of ideas, the government’s rapid action to detect the spread of the virus in the country has helped to manage this health problem without losing control. Even so, the risk is not yet over.
It was also decided to follow the recommendations of the WHO from time to time and observe the global prevalence of the disease. At the meeting, it was agreed to continue the ongoing Coronation Prevention Program until the situation is better.
It was also decided that the persons infected, the persons suspected of being infected and their associates should be repeatedly examined. Other countries that have succeeded in controlling the plague have followed such a pattern. Security officials said they were able to correctly identify the infected and their associates.
Presidential Advisor Lalith Weeratunga, Former Governor Dr. Seetha Arambepola, Defense Secretary Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Acting Inspector General of Police Dr. Wickremaratne, other officers of the Medical Officers’ Association and Mr. Jayantha De Silva, Chairman of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka were present at the discussion.