Sat, 31 Jul 2021 Today's Paper

President, officials explore possibility of resuming day-to-day life at provincial level

15 April 2020 06:45 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The possibility of immediate resumption of day-to-day economic activities at provincial levels in order to safeguard the national economy was explored at a meeting chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today, the President's Media Division said.

The PMD said several representatives of the health sector including all the Provincial Directors of Health briefed the President on the current situation in the country, at the meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat. "President instructed the Provincial Directors of Health to make necessary recommendations required to maintain normal activities in the industrial, agricultural and business sectors through the Director-General of Health.

Decisions to relax current restrictions will be taken only after considerations of health situation at each provincial level. One of the main objectives is to pay special attention to the livelihood of daily wage workers. Individuals who are infected with Coronavirus at each province, people they have associated with and the current quarantine process were some of the topics discussed.

Attention was also paid to the system of identifying infected people on a daily basis. President also inquired about the present conditions at quarantine centres and the changes needed to be made.

The provincial health authorities said that measures taken by the government to combat the coronavirus was effective compared to the rest of the world. President Rajapaksa said that this prevailing situation also provides an opportunity to assess the current situation as well as to pay attention to the steps that should be taken to improve the strategy," the PMD said.

Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundara, Principal Advisor to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary Defence Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Bhadrani Jayawardena, Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Navy Piyal De Silva, Commander of the Air Force Sumangala Dias, Acting Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickremaratne and Director General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe attended the meeting.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 10

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • Chris Wednesday, 15 April 2020 07:35 PM

    As a pilot scheme they should open up Colombo and allow economic activities fast tracked. If the results are not favourable then more quarantining will be required. No point opening other provinces without Colombo as Colombo is the machine that runs the economy

    Sambo Wednesday, 15 April 2020 08:06 PM

    It is really high time the president take some decision on the districts which are categorized as high risk areas. We under lock down for the last 22 days and suffering more than an infected people. We do not get supplies coming down Ja-Ela area. Only vegetables and fish. Do you expect us to eat boiled fish

    Dee Wednesday, 15 April 2020 08:08 PM

    Let's have the elections soon. Please. Please!

    A Wednesday, 15 April 2020 08:10 PM

    Health sector get paid by gov others have to work for it this is absolutely pushing to the limit of people's patience.

    Mohanan Wednesday, 15 April 2020 08:41 PM

    Shouldn't be in a hurry. Otherwise, the good work done so far might go in vain.

    ANTON Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:07 PM

    SAME WAY HE IS GOING TO DO THE ELECTIONS WAW AMAZING BROTHER TO MR

    WORRIED Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:29 PM

    Never ending discussions between the president and the officials by the time this pandemic is over we will die from starvation without proper source of income.

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:30 PM

    ISNT TOO EARLY??? ARE THEY TRYING TO PASS SOME MONEY TO INDIVIDUALS

    Ranjith Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:33 PM

    Resumption of day to day life of whole country is important to open the economy and also the livelihood of specialy poor people daily wage earners laboures casual workers small vendors grocery pharmacies small shops etc etc

    Sandaruwan Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:51 PM

    good move.lift the curfew in low risk zones first. Finally come to High risk zones with studding the situation. but do not open airport till the world come to stable situation.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Ugly sporting truths Sport scholarships thrive in culture of corruption

Sadly the cohort of perpetrators include egotistical leaders, coaches and eve

JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence

“Medamulana Dynasty”: Four Sons and Three Grandsons of Don Alvin Rajapaksa

Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance minister in the Government of

Site survey near Akasa Chaitya: Is it the end of Yala?

The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances fr



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.