Twenty-five Senior Army Officers have been appointed to all districts with effect from today considering the urgent need for enhanced island-wide coordination of the task of controlling COVID-19 pandemic, the Army said.
The Presidential Secretariat has made the appointment under the recommendation of Army Commander General Shavendra Silva, who is also the Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID -19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
Accordingly, the new office of those Chief Coordinating Officers would facilitate smooth conduct of district-wise Quarantine Centres, Transportation of Individuals for Quarantining and Treatment, Supply of Medicine, Equipment, Dry-rations and other Essentials and all other technical requirements as and when deemed necessary.
General Silva awarded letters of appointment for those 25 Chief Coordinating Officers in all districts this morning at the Army Headquarters.
The appointed Chief Coordinators are;
1. Major General W G H A S Bandara - Jaffna
2. Major General K N S Kotuwegoda - Kilinochchi
3. Major General R M P J Rathnayaka - Mullaittivu
4. Major General W L P W Perera - Vavuniya
5. Major General A A I J Bandara - Mannar
North Central Province
6. Major General J C Gamage - Polonnaruwa
7. Major General H L V M Liyanage - Anuradhapura
North Western Province
8. Major General A P I Fernando - Puttalam
9. Brigadier P M R H S K Herath - Kurunegala
10. Major General K W R de Abrew - Colombo
11. Major General N R Lamahewage - Gampaha
12. Brigadier K N D Karunapala - Kalutara
13. Major General H P N K Jayapathirane - Nuwara Eliya
14. Major General S M S P B Samarakoon - Kandy
15. Major General S U M N Manage - Matale
16. Brigadier J M R N K Jayamanna - Ratnapura
17. Brigadier L A J L B Udowita - Kegalle
18. Major General C D Weerasuriya - Trincomalee
19. Major General T D Weerakoon - Ampara
20. Major General C D Ranasinghe - Batticaloa
21. Brigadier E A P Ediriweera - Badulla
22. Colonel D U N Serasinghe - Monaragala
23. Major General D M H D Bandara - Hambantota
24. Major General W A S S Wanasinghe - Galle
25. Colonel K A U Kodituwakku - Matara