Mayor Rosy Senanayake has justified the request she had made to Sri Lankan
government to lock down Colombo Muncipal
Council area for at least two weeks in the wake of unprecedented number
of corona virus cases and said that she does not want the government to fail
due to the prevalence of the coronavirus pandemic.
The death toll in Colombo is 28
toll in Colombo is 28. About 70 percent of the Colombo Municipal Council area
is now isolated. There are several isolated areas in the middle of cleared
areas,” she was quoted by the Sri Lankan media.
As many as
4,836 people in the Colombo Municipal Council area have been infected with
Covid-19 as of November 19th and she pointed out that 229 of them belong to the
Colombo Municipal Council. She wants
the government to control the situation very successfully.
that she is confident that they will be able to successfully control this
situation if the Colombo Municipal Council area is locked down at least for two
weeks and strict travel restrictions are imposed.
mainline vessels have started skipping Colombo Port terminals and proceed to
Singapore, Dubai and Vallarpadam
Several mainline vessels have started skipping Colombo Port terminals for
their transshipment operations and are proceeding directly to either Singapore
or Dubai in the East West Trade route. Some of them, which have Indian
transshipment cargo, have moved to Vallarpadem terminal at Cochin
that steps will be taken to provide free face masks to around 650,000 persons
living within the limits of the Colombo Municipal Council.