Navy conducts sterilization programmes at several places in Nikeweratiya and Mahawa areas

As a measure of controlling the spreading of new coronavirus in the country, Sri Lanka Navy conducted sterilization programmes at several public places in Nikaweratiya and Mahawa areas which are frequently surrounded by people, on 23rd March 2020.

The new coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and in view of empowering the government's coordinated mechanism to stop the spreading of the virus, under the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Siva, number of sterilization programmes are being carried out by the Navy. Accordingly, under the guidance of Commander Northwestern Naval Area Rear Admiral DKP Dassanayake, Navy’s Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Unit attached to the Northwestern Naval Command engaged in sterilizing the main Bus stands, Hospitals, Railway stations, Police Stations, CWE Stores and Bank branches in Nikaweratiya and Mahawa areas.

Meanwhile, the Navy is prepared to conduct further sterilization programmes in order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.