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IOM donates modern screening equipment to AASL

The equipment handed over by Sarat Dash, Chief of Mission and Shantha Kulasekara Head of Migration & Head of Governance of IOM Sri Lanka to Major General (Rtd.) G. A. Chandrasiri Chairman, AASL in the presence of Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Industrial Exports and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation, Upul Darmadhasa Chairman, CAASL and other officials from Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Ministry of Health, CAASL and AASL

A batch of equipment and other supplies which include state of the art elevated skin temperature measurement camera solution and few other types of equipment worth of LKR 45 million donated by International Organization for Migration(IOM) to Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

This donation comprised of several Thermal Cameras for the measurement of elevated skin temperature,  which are widely used by major airports around the world, new health inspection and interview counters, full-duplex counter communication system for immigration counters, handheld medical infrared thermometers, protective KN96 masks, disposable 3 ply non-woven surgical masks, disposable PPE overalls, examination gloves, hand-rub sanitizers, disposable face shields and reusable surgical boots.

The project is funded by the Government of Japan and the Government of Australia, which is in line with the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plans (SPRP) of the Government of Sri Lanka. Speaking at the occasion, Maj. General (Rtd) G.A.Chandrasiri, Chairman AASL, said; “Ever since the COVID-19 virus began to threaten the whole world as a pandemic, our aviation industry too was severely affected.

As the civil airport operator, Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) took every possible measure at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to minimize the impact.”

“I take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for their invaluable contribution by donating state-of-the-art health screening equipment worth 40 million LKR for the use of at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

We have collectively worked hard to establish health and safety measures at the airport according to the guidelines of Sri Lanka Health Authorities.” “We as the airport operator can now say very confidently that we are ready to re-open the airport for international passengers at any time. Finally, I am very much thankful to the government of Japan and Australia for their support extended to us through for IOM on this endeavor”.

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