Apr 16, Colombo: The curfew relaxed in the low risk areas Thursday morning was re-imposed at 4.00 pm and areas and will be effective until 6.00 am Monday, 20th April.
However, the curfew currently enforced in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High-Risk Zones will continue to be enforced until further notice.
The Government emphasized for people to purchase only the most essential items and to avoid unnecessary travelling when curfew is lifted. The government has put in place a mechanism to continuously supply essential food and other goods enabling the public to purchase them while at homes, during curfew hours.
Those who are engaged in paddy farming and fishing and cultivation of small tea holdings and export crops in any district are permitted to carry out their activities.
Traveling to and from all districts has been completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.
The villages which have been declared isolated areas in any district will remain in the same category. No one will be allowed to enter or leave from these areas until further notice.
The government requested the public to bear the inconveniences caused as a result of ongoing curfew in a responsible manner as the sole purpose of these measures including imposing curfew is to ensure the well-being of the people in this critical situation.
Those who misuse regulations introduced with the prime objective of ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of essential services will severely be dealt with according to the law.