May 04, Colombo: Responding to a false news, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said the operation of all terminals belonging to the Port of Colombo is continuing and not halted as the news item reported.
The SLPA in a statement yesterday categorically denied the news published by a newspaper named, “Anidda”, and some social media outfits that the operations of the first and second phases of the Jaya Container Terminal have been halted due to a SLPA employee suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.
The SLPA posting a photo taken on May 3, 2020, showing the operations of the Jaya Container Terminal, said the operation of all terminals belonging to the Port of Colombo continues.
“Sri Lanka Ports Authority, therefore, urges responsible parties to refrain from publishing false news based on various rumors at such a crucial time,” it said.
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority requested to contact its Communications and Public Relations Division to get reliable and authentic information on the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and its operations. Contact details as follows;
Mr. Nalin Aponso – Chief Manager – (071 8688348)
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Mr. Nilantha Sirikumara – Senior Manager (0768606457)
Mr. Harsha Peiris – Manager (071 8688311)
Mr. Kawya Indrajith – Assistant Manager (071 874 1662)