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Sri Lankan Defence Secretary denies converting schools to quarantine centres for the military

Kamal Gunaratne, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary and accused war criminal has issued a statement claiming that no orders were given to establish quarantine centres in schools for the military.

Whilst denying these claims he maintained that additional camps would be provided for the military. Gunaratne further stated that people were making false statements with respects to the virus for their own political gains. He has said that he will be working in cooperation with Sri Lanka’s Ministry for Education.

With respects to the military personal he has said:

“After we issued a directive cancelling all leave and short passes for Tri-Forces to return to their respective bases, there was a huge influx of military personnel reporting to their respective camps […] Tri-Forces personnel who are suspected to have coronavirus will be sent to quarantine centres”. 

Read more from the Daily Mirror.

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