Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Iman­thi Per­era of Brandix re­sponds

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Jour­nal­ist: When did the three flights come from In­dia bring­ing the work­ers?

An­swer: The three flights were on 25th June, 8th Au­gust and 22nd Septem­ber re­spec­tively.

Jour­nal­ist: Can you give de­tails of the flight?

An­swer: The three flights were on 25th June with 168 pas­sen­gers, 8th Au­gust with 125 pas­sen­gers, and 22nd Septem­ber with 48 pas­sen­gers. All these flights landed in Mat­tala.

Jour­nal­ist: How many pas­sen­gers were brought down?

An­swer: Re­sponse given above.

Jour­nal­ist: Weren’t there any for­eign­ers amongst them?

An­swer: There were no for­eign na­tion­als on board any of these flights. The pas­sen­gers were our Sri Lankan team mem­bers who work in our Ap­parel Park in In­dia and their fam­i­lies.

Jour­nal­ist: Where did they un­dergo the 14-day manda­tory quar­an­tine?

An­swer: All the pas­sen­gers were quar­an­tined at the Blue Wa­ter Ho­tel Wad­duwa, Sher­a­ton Ho­tel Kos­goda and Long Beach Ho­tel Kog­gala, which are all gov­ern­ment au­tho­rised and reg­u­lated quar­an­tine cen­tres

Jour­nal­ist: Was any ma­te­rial re­quired for the man­u­fac­tur­ing process brought down from In­dia?

An­swer: Our fa­cil­ity in Min­uwan­goda does not use any fab­ric from In­dia.

Jour­nal­ist: Are all the work­ers who got Covid 19 are from one fac­tory or are there any re­ported cases in other fac­to­ries as well?

An­swer: We have thus far had COVID-19 pos­i­tive em­ploy­ees from our fa­cil­ity in Min­uwan­goda and one other em­ployee from our fa­cil­ity in Welis­ara.

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