A group of Sri Lankans who returned to the country today got themselves checked-in at luxury quarantine centers, for a price.
A number of luxury hotels offered rooms to the Government to be used as quarantine centers.
Returnees who could afford the cost of the luxury rooms were allowed to make use of the offer instead of being transferred to a Government quarantine center.
Citrus Resorts & Hotels Waskaduwa and Jetwing are among the hotels being used as quarantine centers and will be supervised by the Army.
Citrus Waskaduwa said that consequent to its offer to be used by the Government of Sri Lanka as a quarantine centre, the Government had decided to make use of the hotel to house individuals opting for the Government’s offer of paid quarantine facilities.
The first batch of guests arrived at the hotel today to spend their two week quarantine.
Citrus Waskaduwa said that it has thus resumed operations under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Army.
Individuals undergoing quarantine at the luxury- hotels will be charged Rs. 7500 per day on full board basis.
Sri Lankans returning from overseas and opting to stay at the hotels will undergo a 14- day quarantine period. (Colombo Gazette)