President's attention to Hiru News revelation - Hotel exploitation on quarantine facilities to end (Video)

Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 14:34

Following the revelation made by Hiru News over the hotel quarantine racket, the Government has taken steps with the intervention of President to release Sri Lankan passengers arriving at BIA within few hours after Covid tests without directing them to quarantine hotels, stated the Health Minister. 

In the last few days, the Hiru News team has been continuously exposing the exorbitant charging rate scheme that has been carried out for a long time through the quarantine of passengers arriving in Sri Lanka.

Even though people flying overseas from Sri Lanka depart quickly after the Covid tests are completed at the Katunayake International Airport, Sri Lankans, including foreign workers arriving in the country, are being directed to quarantine and exorbitant rates are charged for it.

Hiru News has revealed that some hotel rooms are now charging more than two to three times more than the prices charged for all the amenities, including food and drink, before the Covid pandemic.