Yesterday, it was decided to keep opened the Dedicated Economic Centers at Narahenpitiya, Rathmalana and Bokundara from tomorrow onwards.
Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and State Minister Sashindra Rajapaksha made a visit to these Dedicated Economic Centers and consequently this decision was taken. Trade operations will be carried out under a special supervision of Police, Health Authorities and Public Health Inspectors. Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, State Minister Sashindra Rajapaksha, Mr. Deshabandu Thennakoon, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police who is in-charged for Western Province including many officials had made a visit to the Dedicated Economic Center at Welisara. Minister, who inquired the matters from the representatives of Trade Associations deeply, during this visit, took necessary step to send 365 employees of the Dedicated Economic Center at Welisara, tomorrow, for PCR tests. It was discussed about the possibility of obtaining the findings of those tests immediately.
The Minister has given instructions to disinfect this Dedicated Economic Center fully, on coming Saturday, with the assistance of Police. Later, it was decided during this visit to distribute necessary essential goods for the people by way of keeping this Economic Center opening on Monday (9) for wholesale traders, under entire supervision of the Health Authorities and health sector. Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage instructed the Management of this Dedicated Economic Center and the representatives of Trade Associations to allow the entry into the Center only for the persons referred to PCR tests and take action to implement the instructions of Health Sectors seriously.
State Minister, Sashindra Rajapaksha, made a request here to the parties concerned to perform their duties subject to the instructions of the Health Sectors without causing any difficulties for the public who are living in the vicinity of this Dedicated Economic Center. The State Minister made a further special appeal in particular to implement a fair price system.