17 March 2020 – Establishment of National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO)

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Whole of government, Military
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID- 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO)

Overview: A National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID- 19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) was established and the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva appointed to head the center.
Full details here: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/index.php/2020/03/17/army-commander-shavendra-silva-heads-national-operation-center-for-prevention-of-covid-19-outbreak/?lang=en

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: There was a need to introduce rapid and effective measures to combat a threat to the nation. The Parliament was dissolved and therefore non-functional