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Covid 19: Nearly 1,000 from Panadura return home

The departure proceedings at the Bandaragama Sathi Pola grounds.
The departure proceedings at the Bandaragama Sathi Pola grounds.

Nearly 1,000 persons residing in temporary residences, factories and houses in 10 police divisions of the Panadura Police Division due to the curfew imposed on account of the Covid 19 virus were sent back to their hometowns on Monday (18).

They assembled at the Bandaragama Sathi Pola grounds for their departure.

The group included people from Bandaragama, Panadura North, Panadura South, Wadduwa, Morontuduwa, Anguruwatota, Horana, Ingiriya, Moragahahena and Millewa.

Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon presided over the departure proceedings.

More than 1,300 people in the 10 police divisions had initially registered to return to their hometowns. However, later some factory workers opted to stay back and resume working after the re-opening of factories.

All necessary facilities were provided to the group at the Sathi Pola premises prior to their departure. Health officials and Bandaragama Pradeshiya Sabha employees were on hand to perform temperature checks before the people were cleared for departure. The group was provided with breakfast and lunch by the police.

Kalutara Regional Health Service Director Dr. Udaya Ratnayake, epidemiologist Dr. Prasad Liyanage, Kalutara District DIG Vijith Gunaratne, Panadura Police Division SP Sanjaya Irasinghe, Bandaragama Medical Officer Dr. Srimali Amarasinghe, Bandaragama Divisional Secretary Ruwani Samaratunga, Bandaragama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Devendra Perera, ASPs, OICs, police officers and government officials were also present on the occasion.

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