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IESL BSESC Engineers contribute to COVID-19 National Guideline

Building Services Engineering Sectional Committee (BSESC) of IESL volunteered to contribute in providing the engineering inputs to the national Covid-19 guideline titled INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELECTED PUBLIC ACTIVITIES/WORK SETTINGS FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF COVID- 19’ prepared jointly by the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services (MoHIM), World Health Organization (WHO), Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) and Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte Municipal Council (SJKMC).  The national Covid-19 guideline was officially launched by the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe on 28th May 2020.

Having controlled the Covid-19 situation to a significant extent, it has been decided to gradually relax the imposedrestrictions to allow public activities to resume to a permitted level, and as a country, to work ‘towards a new normal’. This Advocacy Brief on resumption of public activities during gradual exit from the imposed restrictions for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka is to support this process to occur in a manageable and feasible manner. This is to enable resumption of economic, administrative and social activities, keeping in mind public health principles, in order to prevent spread of the disease.

Forty-six (46) resource persons contributed in drafting this national guideline in which forty one (41) members were either from medical or health sector. Among the rest of the five (5) non-medical/ non-health service professionals, it is to be noted that four (4) contributors are from the IESL Building Services Engineering Sectional Committee (BSESC). These BSESC members were,

  1. Suran Fernando – Chairman, BSESC
  2. Prasanna Narangoda – Past Chairman, BSESC
  3. Sampath Godamunne – Committee Member, BSESC and
  4. Suranga Lekamwasam – Committee Member, BSESC.

The relevant extract from list of contributors in the “Towards A New Normal” guideline [page (vi) of the guideline] is shown below.

The links to the different versions of the guidelines are given below.

Advocacy Brief: Resumption of Public Activities During Gradual Exit from Existing Restrictions for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka >>



Instructions for Selected Public Activities/ Work Settings for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 >>


Published Date: 2020-07-27 08:25:40