Most of the Sri Lankans who returned from London this morning had checked-in to three luxury hotels for quarantine at their own cost.
Some of the returnees had been sent to a quarantine centre operated by the government at the Diyagama Technological Institute.
The government has arranged quarantine for returning Sri Lankans from abroad to spend their mandatory quarantine spell at hotels at a cost and as they pleased.
The cost is to be borne by the returnees.
Earlier, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said that several hotels had been modified for quarantine purpose and Sri Lankans could select a hotel for a nominal fee.
"Usually, one of these rooms is rated between Rs 20,000-40,000 per day. With everything included, inclusive of food, the owners have agreed to give a room for Rs 7,500 a day. The hoteliers will have no profit by providing meals thrice a day and everything else for such a low fee. What they are doing is a service," he said.
He said only those undergoing quarantine will be allowed at the selected hotels.