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Repatriation of Sri Lankans to resume within next week: Army Chief

Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that the repatriation of Sri Lankans abroad will be resumed within the next week.

He stated this whilst speaking to the media following a religious programme held in Kaduwela yesterday (26).

Responding to a question raised by a journalist regarding the escape of a Covid-19 patient from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), the Army Chief said that the Police have taken necessary action regarding the security situation at the hospital.

The Army Commander further stated that the drug addicts who are infected with Covid-19 are being held at the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, and there is no room for them to escape as military security has been deployed at the hospital.