12 May 2020 – Standard Institute formulates manufactuing guidelines for COVID PPE – to enable export

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses, Supply Chains
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Sri Lanka Standards Institute

Overview: The Sri Lanka Standards Institute has formulated standard guidelines for the manufacture of 11 Covid-19 prevention products including face masks, hand wash, gloves. These standards have been formulated in accordance with international standard specifications and will enable export.

Full details here: https://news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/30131-sri-lanka-standards-institute-prepares-guidelines-for-11-covid-19-safety-products

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, Private sector
Evidence/Justification: The economy needs to be revived and manufacturing has to re-align to new global needs and markets such as personal protective equipment.