Roadblocks set up in Sri Lankan capital Colombo to prevent spread of COVID-19
Tue, Mar 31, 2020, 09:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 31, Colombo: Head of Police Media Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana in charge of disciplinary affairs says that the Police Special Task Force (STF) has set up 16 roadblocks covering all roads entering the capital city of Colombo from today (March 31) to ensure the safety of the city.
DIG Rohana said that the main purpose of the exercise was to prevent people from the towns and villages isolated due to the spread of the coronavirus entering the city of Colombo.
He said roadblocks have been set up at 16 entry points to the Colombo city and each person and vehicle entering the city will be checked even if they have curfew permits. The persons violating the curfew,
He further said the inspections at the roadblocks will also include checking people entering Colombo city in a manner disrupting the functions in the city, and arresting persons who violate the law.
Meanwhile, curfew enforced in the Colombo district will continue until further notice.
Full briefing by the Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana