Army officers to coordinate COVID-19 prevention measures

Army officers to coordinate COVID-19 prevention measures

Army officers to coordinate COVID-19 prevention measures

Written by Staff Writer

01 Jan, 2021 | 8:13 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): A senior army officer has been delegated to each district to coordinate COVID-19 prevention measures in the country.

The appointments were made on the recommendations of Army Commander General Shavendra Silva who heads the National Operation Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak.

The newly-appointed officers include 18 Major Generals, 5 Brigadiers and 2 Colonels.

Their responsibilities include overseeing the quarantine process and taking steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 in their respective districts.

  • Major General W.G.H.A.S. Bandara – Jaffna
  • Major General K.N.S. Kotuwegoda – Kilinochchi
  • Major General R.M.P.G. Rathnayake – Mullaitivu
  • Major General W.L.P.W Perera – Vavuniya
  • Major General A.A.I.J Bandara – Mannar
  • Major General J.C Gamage – Polonnaruwa
  • Major General H.L.V.M. Liyanage – Anuradhapura
  • Major General A.P.I. Fernando – Puttalam
  • Brigadier P.M.R.H.S.K. Herath – Kurunegala
  • Major General K.W.R. De Aubrew – Colombo
  • Major General N.R. Lamahewa – Gampaha
  • Brigadier K.N.D. Karunapala – Kalutara
  • Major General H.P.N.K. Jayapathirana – Nuwara Eliya
  • Major General S.M.S.P.B. Samarakoon – Kandy
  • Major General S.U.M.N. Manage – Matale
  • Brigadier J.M.R.N.K. Jayamanne – Ratnapura
  • Brigadier L.A.J.L.B Udowiya – Kegalle
  • Major General C.D. Weerasuriya – Trincomalee
  • Major General T.D. Weerakoon – Ampara
  • Major General C.D. Ranasinghe – Batticaloa
  • Brigadier E.A.P. Ediriweera – Badulla
  • Colonel D.U.N. Serasinghe – Monaragala
  • Major General D.M.H.D. Bandara – Hambantota
  • Major General W.A.S.S Wanasinghe – Galle
  • Colonel K.A.U Kodituwakku – Matara

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