The President’s Media Division said, the islandwide police curfew currently imposed in the country has been extended till 6 AM on Tuesday (24th of March), to the Colombo, Gampaha, and Puttalam districts. To the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, and Puttalam, the curfew will be lifted at 6 in the morning on Tuesday, 24th March and will be re-imposed at 2:00 pm the same day.
The police curfew to the remaining districts will be lifted at 6 AM on Monday (23rd March) and re-imposed at 2:00 pm the same day.
Issuing a communique, the President’s Media Division said, the government also instructed all bars in the country must remain closed during this period.
The Government also requested the public not to panic unnecessarily about a shortage of food, as all the essential food items are adequately stocked and the distribution of these items will continue as usual. The government has also instructed the police to allow farmers in the country to continue with cultivation activities without any hindrance.