Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) right now is implementing every preventive measure even beyond and higher than the expected level against the prevailing health situation
Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has categorically denied the false allegations expressed by All Ceylon Port Employees Union, through a media release based on a letter to the Chairman of SLPA, that there is no proper programme to protect employees of Sri Lanka Ports Authority’s Navigation and Operations Divisions from the Covid-19.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), as a responsible public institution has taken all preventive measures against the situation. All such steps have been implemented under the instructions of the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) General Daya Ratnayake. A committee has also been appointed with the initiative of the Additional Managing Director of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Mr.Upali De Zoysa. Accordingly, all Heads of Divisions have been informed of the required preventive measures to be taken for each Division of the institution. All facilities have also been offered to purchase required preventive health-related Hygiene solutions, protective gears and other equipment.
Besides the two divisions mentioned, the institution has also taken all steps and measures to protect health security of all employees working in all other Divisions of SLPA as well. Therefore, at a time, all such measures have been implemented, aiming health security of its staffs, employees, port users and clients, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) strongly denies false and inaccurate information published by certain parties for narrow objectives, against the reputation of the institution.
At a time, the WHO has announced Covid-19, Pandemic, it has brought a new challenge to face for everyone in the world, our country and its institutions. SLPA also has to face the situation with no difference. The Management of SLPA has therefore, already instructed and guided all relevant parties with due preventive measures that should be utilized in order to prevent a hazardous health situation and also against any unpleasant health situation that could arise accordingly.
The institution, up to now has received a highly commendable helping hand for its Covid-19 preventive programme from all parties including the port health services, Sri Lanka Navy, employees of SLPA and all other stakeholders. Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) right now is implementing every preventive measure even beyond and higher than the expected level against the prevailing health situation.
Therefore, before publishing matters in media, highlighted by an internal or external party on any minor omission or defect that may occur or may happen when everyone is performing their duties with the utmost sacrifice and dedication in the event of such a disaster, every responsible media is kindly requested to do so after inquiring and confirming our accountability into such matters. At the same time, we are commendably thankful for all responsible media institutions who extend and have extended all assistance for us at this hour of national requirement.