Apr 06, 2020

Navy retrieves SL crew member of cruise ship 

The sole Sri Lankan crew member on board the cruise ship MSC Magnifica has been retrieved by the Navy, the Navy media spokesman states.

permission had been granted for the Sri Lankan chef, Anura Herath, to disembark from the ship after he had requested the President and Prime Minister regarding this.

After being brought to the Sri Lanka Navy camp at the Colombo Harbour, he is to be taken to the Boossa quarantine center to be quarantined, the Navy further states.

The cruise ship, which is en route to Italy from Australia, was scheduled to anchor near the Colombo Harbour this morning for refueling purposes while the Sri Lankan crew member was to be handed over during this stop.