COLOMBO (Citizen) - Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva stated that the PCR machine used for the most number of PCR tests in the country has malfunctioned. This was revealed at a discussion held by a television channel this morning.
The Army Commander further stated that while Sri Lankan technicians repeatedly attempted to repair the machine, their efforts were unsuccessful. He added that he felt machine might have become inoperable because it was used 24 hours a day for the past 20 days.
Because a Chinese technician is required to repair the machine, arrangements are being made on a diplomatic level to bring down such a technician, he said, while adding that the technician should arrive in the island tomorrow. The Army Commander also stated that the technician will repair the machine while under quarantine.