Apr 06, 2020 (LBO) – The curfew currently in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been designated as high risk zones will remain effective until further notice.
In all other districts, curfew which was lifted at 6.00am today, Monday the 6th and was reimposed at 2.00 pm on the same day. The re-imposed curfew in these districts will be relaxed at 6.00 am, Thursday April 9th and will be re-imposed at 4.00pm on the same day.
The week from today, Monday the 6th April to Friday, the 10th April has been declared as a period of work from home for the public as well as the private sector institutes. Traveling to and from all districts has been completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.
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 during curfew hours.
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.
Since the sole purpose of these measures is to ensure the well-being of the people of this country in this critical situation, the Government requests the public to strictly adhere to the guidelines and stay at home. The villages which have been declared isolated areas in the districts of Colombo, Kalutara and Kandy will remain in the same category and no one will be allowed to enter or leave from these areas until further notice.