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* All pharmacies and supermarkets in Sri Lanka will be closed from tomorrow
Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 10:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 27, Colombo: The Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered to close all supermarkets, groceries and pharmacies, except state-run Rajya Osu Sala outlets in the country with immediate effect.

The Police Media Spokesman said that although supermarkets in the island have been allowed to distribute essential food items to the homes of customers, it has been reported that certain supermarkets and grocery stores open the shops and sell items to customers.

Therefore the Acting IGP has instructed the OICs of all police stations to close down all supermarkets and groceries effective immediately.

Acting IGP has also instructed all officers-in-charge (OIC) of police stations to close down all pharmacies excluding Rajya Osu Sala outlets with immediate effect.

However, pharmacies will be allowed to deliver medicine to homes, the police spokesman said.

Meanwhile, arrangements have been made to facilitate the delivery of medicines to patients through identified pharmacies in their respective areas. The list of identified pharmacies and their contact details in the areas of patient’s residence available at

Patients can order the necessary medicines online from the state pharmacy Rajya Osu Sela. Prescriptions can be sent through WhatsApp, Viber and MMS to the following numbers.


Medicines to be delivered through identified pharmacies
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