On the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias the first Quarantine Centre operated by the Sri Lanka Air Force was established in Vanni. 206 passengers who returned from overseas arrived at this Quarantine Centre on the 17th of March 2020. The entire operation of this Quarantine Centre was managed by the Regiment Training School, Vanni under the supervision of the Commanding Officer, Air Commodore DCI Weerasooriya.
During their stay in Vanni, the passengers were provided with all meals, essential items including 4G internet as well. The passengers were monitored on a 24 hour basis by SLAF Medical personnel in order to maintain and make sure to be free from infection of COVID-19.
A Sri Lankan male who was a British Passport Holder and a Philippine Lady were also part of the 206 passengers who underwent the Quarantine procedure at Vanni. The passengers will return to their homes here they will have to undergo two more weeks of self-quarantine.