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* Employees reporting for duty need to verify identity - DIG Ajith Rohana
Sun, May 10, 2020, 11:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 10, Colombo: The employees who report for essential duties tomorrow should produce the official identity card or any letter or document confirming the identity, the Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said.

At a media briefing today, DIG Ajith Rohana said it is mandatory, for people travelling to work to possess a document in an electronic form (soft copy) or a valid official identification card issued by the workplace while travelling.

The Heads of the Departments have been instructed to select the employees for the essential duties from the same district.

Public servants who travel to work by their own vehicles are advised to travel to their respective workplaces before 8.30 am and employees in the private sector are advised to travel between 8.30 am to 10 am. When returning home from work, they are advised to travel between 3 pm to 4 pm, while the time allocated for private sector employees are between 4 pm to 5 pm.

DIG Rohana said the general public are not allow to travel for personal and private matters. NIC last digit based system will be in force from tomorrow. People who have 1 or 2 as the last digit in their NICs can go to the nearby shop by walking to get food or medicines. Vehicles cannot be used.

Three-wheelers and hired vehicles are allowed to be used for traveling to work, but they must adhere to quarantine rules and regulations.

Construction sites, beauty salons and other businesses are allowed to resume work from tomorrow, subject to adhering to the guidelines issued to them.

Hotels can operate, but no restaurants will be permitted to carry on their operations in order to discourage the gathering of large crowds.

Meanwhile, restaurants or shops that sell cooked food, tea, and fruit juice etc., gyms, spas or night clubs are not permitted to operate.


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