Hemas funds Sri Lanka quarantine centre at Hotel Dolphin
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hemas group said it Club Hotel Dolphin in Waikkala, run as a quarantine centre at their expense has completed the fifth week as a quarantine centre mostly for healthcare staff and military officers.
“Currently there are around 36 quarantine centres, most of which are managed by the Army,” Sri Lanka’s Army Chief Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said in a statement.
“I have to specially mention that Club Hotel Dolphin has been made available for us free of charge for over a month as a dedicated Quarantine Centre.
“It is used to house medical personnel, armed forces officers, and members of other institutions in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.
“They were the first hotel to be used for this national cause, and now other organisations are also coming on board as quarantine centres.”
Day to day operations including kitchen, maintenance and utility services are carried out by hotel staff, who support the military in running the centre.
“Over 60 employees work at the hotel daily, maintaining the facilities and preparing meals according to a menu planned and provided for by the Armed forces,” the hotel said. (Colombo/May06/2020)