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Regional Director of Health Services, Galle Dr. K.H.Priyantha Jeevarathne and Regional Epidemiologist Dr. Venura Singarachchi have been transferred with immediate effect over the alleged incident where people from Colombo district had arrived in Galle to receive the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine violating quarantine regulations.

State Minister Channa Jayasuma said Jeevarathne had been transferred to the Health Ministry while Singarachchi had been transferred to another department in the Southern Province.

“The officials have been transferred under the recommendations put forward by the officials attached to the Health Ministry, who carried out the preliminary investigation into the incident,” the State Minister said.

He added that disciplinary actions would be taken against the duo in due course.

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  • What a joke Wednesday, 09 June 2021 11:12 PM

    Transferred? What kind of a punishment is that? May be they were transferred to their home towns.

    idiot Wednesday, 09 June 2021 11:22 PM

    did These Colombo People get their vaccination.no punishment for them for violating the travel ban.they should go to prison

    GGT Wednesday, 09 June 2021 11:30 PM

    No disciplinary action needed and dismiss them without pensions or due salary.

    Kumar Wednesday, 09 June 2021 11:47 PM

    I suppose they got promotions at another location.

    RoaringCreek Thursday, 10 June 2021 01:35 AM

    If this news is true, all the heath offices in Sri Lanka need to be transferred. They were doing the same thing what was done in Galle.

    AB Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:37 PM

    What is their side of the incident, why those two senior medical doctors behaved such cheap way


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