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* Curfew in Kandy district lifted temporarily today
Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 11:24 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President has decided to lift the police curfew imposed in the Kandy Administrative District today for eight hours for people to attend their essential needs.

In accordance with the people's request to remove the curfew for a short period to attend their essential activities including purchasing of food and other items, President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to remove the curfew from 10:00 a.m. and re-impose at 6:00 p.m. in the Kandy District, Director General of Government Information Sudarshana Gunawardhana said in a statement.

Accordingly, President's Secretary Austin Fernando has ordered IGP, Pujith Jayasundara to withdraw the curfew from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm on the 8th of March.

Meanwhile, the government requests the people to use of this grace period of time given on humanitarian ground in responsible manner.


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