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NOCPCO Head briefs foreign diplomatic officials on Sri Lanka’s efforts against Coronavirus

June 17, 2020

Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, in a meeting with a host of officials of the foreign diplomatic circle, presented a detailed account on the role of Tri-Force and health sector officials in containing the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday (June 16).

Presenting an update to a group of Defence Attaches/Advisers from eight foreign missions in Sri Lanka on the effort taken against the Coronavirus threat, Lt. Gen. Silva summed up the national tasks, preventive and precautionary measures, the conduct of quarantine procedures and quarantine centres including the role of Tri-Forces medical personnel, cluster outbreaks, infected expatriates and foreign personnel and future challenges ahead.

Lt. Gen. Silva also expressed his gratitude to all international partners who had extended their support to Sri Lanka during the effort in fighting the pandemic.

Defence Adviser of the Bangladesh High Commission Cmde. Syed M. Hakim, Defence Advisor of the High Commission of India Capt. Ashok Rao, Assistant Defence Advisor of the High Commission of India Lt. Col. R. S Mishra,  Defence / Security Attaché of the Embassy of Japan Capt. Gaku Fukaura, Adviser of the High Commission of Maldives Lt. Col. Ismail Naseer, Defence Adviser of the High Commission of Pakistan Defence Col. Sajjad Ali, Military- Air and Naval Attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Col. Denis I. Shkoda, Defence and Army Attaché of the Embassy of the United States of America Lt. Col. Travis Ray Cox, Military Attaché of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Senior Col. Wan Dong, and Military Attaché of the Embassy of the PRC Lt. Col. Chang Qianjin were among the foreign delegates present.