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

On Thursday 9th, For The First Time, Curfew Will Be Relaxed For 10 Hrs

Colombo, 04 April, (Asiantribune.com):

The curfew in 19 districts will be lifted at 6 am on Thursday 9th and be in effect until 4 pm the same day.

However, the curfew in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts will continue until further notice.

Traveling to and from all districts has been completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services, the PMD said.

Those who misuse regulations introduced with the prime objective of ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of essential services will severely be dealt with according to the law.

The government has put in place a mechanism to continuously supply essential food and other goods enabling the public to purchase them while at homes.

Those who are engaged in paddy farming and cultivation of small tea holdings and export crops in any district are permitted to carry out their activities.

The villages which have been declared isolated areas in the districts of Colombo, Kandy and Kalutara will remain in the same category and no one will be allowed to enter or leave these areas until further notice.

- Asian Tribune -

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