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No fees charged from passengers for quarantine procedure

No fee will be charged from passengers who will be sent to quarantine centres in the East, according to Army Commander  Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

The decision has been taken on the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Silva said in a press statement today.

The statement comes after news reports alleged that some of the passengers were being charged a fee for meals at the quarantine facility.

A total of 179 Sri Lankan expatriates and 2 South Korean arrived in the island early this morning (10), and they were directed to the quarantine centre at Batticaloa Campus.