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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

Curfew in six districts to continue without a break

Colombo, 31 March, (

The President’s Media Division today issued an updated announcement that the curfew now in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will continue until further notice.

In all other districts, curfew which was re-imposed at 2.00pm today (30) will continue till 6.00am on April 01st, Wednesday.

Announcement also said traveling to and from all districts is completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.

Those who misuse regulations introduced with the aim of ensuring smooth functioning of essential services will severely be dealt with according to the law, the release said.

Since the sole purpose of these measures is to ensure the well-being of the people of this country in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the Government requests the public to strictly follow the guidelines in a responsible manner.

The village Atalugama in the Kalutara district and the village Akurana in the Kandy district have been declared completely isolated areas. No one will be allowed to enter or leave from these two villages until further notice.

In the meantime, a total of 7,098 curfew violators have been taken into custody and 1,702 vehicles seized by last noon, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratne said.

“Between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon yesterday, 173 people were arrested and 24 vehicles seized from Gampaha, Colombo, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna Districts where curfew remained in force,” he said.

- Asian Tribune -

Curfew in six districts to continue without a break
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