Preventing the spread of the coronavirus around the world is currently in a very difficult situation. This is because the virus has invaded the world very fast. Although various drugs have been discovered for this purpose, none of them have been 100% successful. So there is a growing tendency to use indigenous medicine to control this rapidly spreading virus.
On the instructions of the Chief of Defense Staff, Army Commander and Head of the National Operations Centre for Preventing of COVID-19 Outbreak, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the Directorate of operations, Vishwareka (Pvt) Ltd., an Ayurvedic company, took steps to control the corona virus. As a first step, 800 bottles of “Life Guard Antiviral Herbs” were donated for distribution to quarantined individuals at the “Meth Sanda Sevana” apartment in Colombo 15 to prevent the spread of the virus. It is believed that as a result of extensive research by the manufacturers, this herbal decoction will be able to destroy viruses and protect users from potential infections.
On the morning of 31st November, the Commanding Officer of the 14th Division, Major General Thilak Hangilipola, handed over the distribution to the 14th Division by the Director-General of Operations, Harendra Ranasinghe. Major E.M.S.K. Ekanayake, Commanding Officer, 14th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, and members of the 14th VIR and Modera Police distributed the containers to the detainees.