SRI LANKA HALTS PASSENGER ARRIVALS AT KATUNAYAKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM ALL COUNTRIES
All passenger arrivals at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake would be suspended with effect from today (18) for two weeks, the Government said. Arrival of passengers will accordingly be halted until March 31, however, it is reported that cargo, departures and transit are to be continued.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given the respective instructions when the Task Force to Combat COVID-19 met on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka has diagnosed a total of 28 positive coronavirus cases within 6 days. The first Sri Lankan coronavirus patient in the country was identified on March 11.