Speaking at a function at the Panagoda Army Camp, the Army Commander said Lankans overseas will be informed of the decision.
He added a considerable number of coronavirus patients are being treated at several hospitals at present, claiming that failure to adhere to health guidelines could result in grave circumstances.
The Army Commander said a stringent system will continue to be followed when repatriating groups of Lankans.
He assured that all steps needed to prevent a community outbreak of the coronavirus have been taken.
Army Commander Silva however added that citizens in the country have failed to take the threat of Covid-19 seriously, and urged the public to continue to adhere to health guidelines until the threat of the virus is combatted.